WA extends marijuana traceability system contract with Leaf Data Systems

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Washington state cannabis regulators approved a two-month contract extension for Leaf Data Systems, the seed-to-sale tracking product offered by Denver-based software company Akerna.

The contract lasts until Nov. 30, “to focus solely on providing a stable system to our users,” said Megan Duffy, deputy director and executive sponsor of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), in a release.

“The LCB’s priority is to ensure that a traceability system is in place and that there is no further disruption to industry,” Duffy added.

The LCB also states that Leaf Data will work on “addressing post-release issues.”

The software release (version 1.37.5) in mid-July took down the Washington state traceability system for days, costing thousands of dollars in lost business for cannabis business owners.

Akerna, which is the result of a merger between MTech and MJ Freeway, trades on the Nasdaq as KERN.