Voters were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor California cannabis products, but so far only a small percentage of operators are using the system.
The management system will track medical marijuana from seed to sale, as well as help register dispensaries and patient card holders.
Washington state cannabis regulators now say a “security incident” enabled unauthorized access to the state’s cannabis-tracking system.
Industry members are complaining that the new tracking system, Leaf Data, is riddled with bugs that have disrupted business operations.
The state Department of Food and Agriculture said in a statement the system was "implemented" Tuesday. But growers and sellers are not required to use it yet
It might seem a match made in heaven: cash-flush industry rejected by banks meets untraceable monetary system. So why is business still done in cash?
With US Attorney General Jeff Sessions already critical of the state's cannabis program, failure of its track-and-trace monitoring could be devastating.
A pair of vendors has been selected to develop Ohio's seed-to-sale, medical marijuana tracking system and its online licensing system.
Legal cannabis states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.