The state agreed on a three-year, $150,000 contract Tuesday with a Florida-based technology company that will track and trace medical and adult use marijuana products once regulations are approved for them.
The Department of Administrative and Financial Services said it will use Franwell Inc.’s Metrc cloud-based software to track marijuana growth and distribution throughout Maine. Metrc uses radio-frequency identification tags.
Maine joins 12 other states that use the service. Both the existing Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program and Maine’s future adult use recreational program will use the Metrc service.
“The selection of Metrc as the state’s seed-to-sale tracking software is an important next step for the legal cannabis industry,” Erik Gundersen, the department’s point person for implementing legalized marijuana, said in a prepared statement.
He said it is a sign that Gov. Janet Mills’ administration is “serious about completing this important work.”
Metrc already is used by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.
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