Washington State’s Cannabis Traceability System Begins With Bumpy Rollout

“Doing all of this during the holidays is just downright cruel”

Washington state is rolling out its own marijuana seed-to-sale traceability system after having relied on the private sector for years, but so far, the government-run platform’s debut this month has been less than smooth.

Business owners say the new system is riddled with bugs and glitches, costing companies thousands of dollars in lost time and extra employee hours to comply – all when the industry is gearing up for the Christmas shopping rush.

The bumpy rollout underscores the difficulties of developing from scratch a key regulatory platform to oversee the recreational cannabis supply chain, from seed to sale.

Washington is believed to be among the first states to launch such a system with the aim of simplifying the process.

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