Cannabis Tracking Platform Suffers Outage

Many of MJ Freeway’s issues can be traced to an ongoing series of hacks

MJ Freeway, a seed-to-sale tracking software platform, suffered an outage this weekend in Pennsylvania, forcing many businesses to suspend operations.  Washington’s cannabis regulator also announced that MJ Freeway wouldn’t meet an October 31 deadline, and Nevada dropped them 2 years into a 5-year contract The company was offered a $10.4 million contract from the Pennsylvania government in April, but this Saturday and Monday it was disrupted and shutdown, forcing Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensaries to suspend business, and others to record sales and customer data by hand.

What this means for retail: MJ Freeway is having a bad year. Multiple failures and disruptions in multiple states means they may not keep getting government contracts. Seed-to-sale tracking is important in bringing legitimacy to the marijuana industry, and other companies will step up and fill the void left by MJ Freeway.

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