Tech Execs Raising Eyebrows Over Washington State’s Cannabis-Tracking Pact

WASHINGTON:  The emerging cannabis industry in Washington is tied at the hip to the state’s burgeoning technology sector in no small measure because robust product-tracking data serves as a shield against federal pre-emption of the great marijuana-legalization experiment now underway. That’s why a little-noticed flap within the state’s tech community is worth paying attention to Read the full article…

Software Wars Slings And Arrows, Cease And Desist

WASHINGTON: MJ News Network has been reporting on the ongoing software wars between participants in the cannabis compliance, or so called “traceability” or “seed to sale” software arena. Last week we reported on widespread accusations in social media that the official LCB portal, whose use is mandated for all licensees, contained security flaws — a Read the full article…

Washington’s Marijuana Compliance Software At Security Risk? LCB Says No

WASHINGTON: Reports that the software powering Washington State Liquor Control Board’s I-502 Portal contained serious security vulnerability have circulated widely on Reddit and across the cannabis industry blogs in the past several weeks. MJ News Network asked the author of that software, BioTrackTHC, to clarify.  The company CTO, Patrick Vo, passed along a note from Liquor Control Read the full article…

Marijuana Inventory Tracker Seeds Trust In New Ventures

WASHINGTON:  The business of dispensing legal marijuana is in its infancy, where it is likely to stay unless regulators, bankers and newly licensed sellers have technology in place for tracking the sales activity, compliance and the credit worthiness of the new businesses. Lately, new tools have become available that would allow banks to become more Read the full article…

Washington Cannabis Industry Convenes This Weekend For MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle

WASHINGTON: Washington State’s legal marijuana business community will convene this weekend in Seattle for a two-day trade show featuring more than 30 of the state’s top cannabis brands. MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle, is being produced by the Marijuana Business Association, a national industry trade group based in Seattle, whose mission is the creation of a legitimate, Read the full article…

Liquor Control Board Announces BioTrackTHC To Provide Traceability Software

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor Control Board today announced that BioTrackTHC is the apparent successful proposer to provide traceability software to the agency. Apparent successful proposer is the official term until contract terms are finalized.