Maine marijuana regulators try to end seed-to-sale tracking confusion

Maine’s marijuana policy office is seeking to curb confusion about the state’s new track-and-trace system after cannabis business owners complained about the costs of complying with the program.

The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy conducted a demonstration of a cloud-based software product provided by Florida-based BioTrackTHC that will use barcode-based tags and labels to track the growth and distribution of marijuana products in the state.

Individual tags and labels will cost 25 cents.

The Portland Press Herald reported some marijuana industry members were concerned that would mean hundreds of tags would be required for the life of one plant that can be processed into many products.

The marijuana office later clarified that individual products available for sale would not require individual labels.

BioTrackTHC received a six-year, $275,000 contract from Maine to provide the tracking system.

The Maine policy office says the track-and-trace system is required in the state’s marijuana legalization act.

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– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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