Franwell wins contract for Ohio’s medical cannabis program

Ohio medical marijuana regulators have chosen two vendors to develop the state’s seed-to-sale and online licensing systems.

The Ohio Department of Commerce awarded a $1.3 million contract to Franwell for its Marijuana Enforcement, Reporting, Tracking and Compliance (Metrc) seed-to-sale system. Metrc is used in several cannabis states, including California.

Persistent Systems won a $574,000 contract to design and build Ohio’s e-licensing system to track the licenses required of marijuana growers, processors, testing labs and their employees. Persistent Systems is a technology company headquartered in India with U.S. operations.

Ohio is targeting a September 2018 launch of its medical marijuana program.

– Associated Press