California Cannabis Market Not Tracked or Traced as Promised

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California Cannabis Market Not Tracked or Traced as PromisedIn this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, cannabis clones are displayed for sale by Interstate 5 Farms at the cannabis-themed Kushstock Festival at Adelanto, Calif. With the explosion of cannabis sales, seed-to-sale tracking has emerged as a fiercely competitive business, with rival companies battling over lucrative government contracts. How are state officials watching over the nation’s largest legal cannabis market? So far, only one is using the state tracking system, though two others are expected to start soon. When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market.

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California Cannabis Market Not Tracked or Traced as Promised

In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, cannabis clones are displayed for sale by Interstate 5 Farms at the cannabis-themed Kushstock Festival at Adelanto, Calif. When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. Sixteen months after the start of broad legal sales, only a small percentage of operators are entering data into the track-and-trace system. (Richard Vogel/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. But 16 months after sales kicked in, the system known as track-and-trace isn’t doing much of either.

As of last month, just nine retail outlets were entering data into the network established under an estimated $60 million state contract, even though 627...

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