Can a Merchant that sells restricted goods participate in the Cashless Debit Card program?

In certain circumstances, yes.  If a merchant sells both restricted and unrestricted goods, they may be able to accept the Cashless Debit Card in their business if they sign an agreement to prevent the purchase of any restricted goods on a Cashless Debit Card.

The Department of Social Services is also working with merchants to assess their capabilities for implementing new technology that automatically prevents the purchase of restricted items with a Cashless Debit Card.

Merchants who sell both restricted and unrestricted goods and wish to accept the Cashless Debit Card can contact to discuss options. Merchants that only sell restricted goods cannot accept the Cashless Debit Card.