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West Virginia taps Metrc for medical cannabis seed-to-sale tracking system

Florida-based cannabis traceability company Metrc added another state contract to its growing list by securing a deal with West Virginia.

With this contract, Metrc now supports 15 states and the District of Columbia.

“This is an important step to make certain medical cannabis is available only to West Virginians with serious medical conditions and to prevent diversion of products in West Virginia,” said Jason Frame, director of the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis.

The regulatory agency said in a news release that it will begin the process of issuing medical marijuana patient cards in spring 2021, with sales expected to follow.

West Virginia is the third state this year that Metrc has reached agreement with to provide track-and-trace software, joining Maine and Oklahoma.

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