Maine chooses Metrc for cannabis seed-to-sale tracking

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Maine officials said the state signed a three-year, $150,000 contract with Florida-based Franwell to use its Metrc system to track the growth and distribution of marijuana products.

The service will be used initially in Maine’s existing medical cannabis program, regulators said, and eventually in the state’s recreational program, which is in development.

Officials from the Department of Administrative and Financial Services noted that Metrc will be using radio-frequency identification tags to track the marijuana.

Including Maine, the Metrc seed-to-sale tracking system is used in 12 states and Washington DC, according to the company’s website.

In October, Metrc raised $50 million to expand its operations in a funding round that included an investment company co-founded by rapper Snoop Dogg.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily