Washington, one of the first states in the nation to launch a fully legal recreational cannabis market, is reportedly searching for a new seed-to-sale provider, reports Marijuana Business Daily.
It seems the state’s current seed-to-sale company, BioTrackTHC, who landed the job back in 2013, has no plans to renew its multi-million dollar contract. Reports show the company is uncomfortable with some aspects of the state’s requirement and no longer wishes to provide its services. This puts upwards of $3 million up for grabs to the next seed-to-sale provider willing to endure the issues that put Washington’s pot market in BioTrackTHC’s rearview mirror.
Unfortunately, there is not much time for those tech firms interested in competing to win the contract. Although BioTrackTHC’s commitment is not set to expire until October, Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is requiring all proposals be submitted no later than April 26.
The state hopes to have a better system up and running by the end of October.
“The vendors for this aren’t limited to the marijuana industry,” said Brian Smith, communications director for the Liquor and Cannabis Board. “It could be…