GovTech: Accela Partners With Kind for Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking
GovTech – July 10, 2019
Aiming to become a one-stop shop for cannabis regulation software, Accela today announced that it’s offering a track-and-trace tool, developed by Los Angeles-based cannabis software company Kind, for state governments to monitor legally grown plants from seed to sale.
Kind’s cloud-based platform uses artificial intelligence, blockchain and RFID (radio frequency identification) tags to track cannabis plants in granular detail, from germination to vegetation to treatment, distribution and sale. It’s available by itself or in Accela’s ever-expanding suite of cannabis-regulation tools.
Greg Felix, vice president of Accela’s Cannabis Strategic Business Unit, said Kind’s platform is an answer to the incursion of the illicit market on legal grows, as well as a lack of communication between state and local agencies about which commercial operations have been properly vetted and inspected. He said RFID tags give Accela information about every movement of each plant, discouraging handlers from stealing plants to sell on the illicit market, or vice versa, inserting illegally grown plants into the legal market. And if there’s a recall, the software can identify which oils, cookies or other products came from which plants.