Microsoft to Help Track Legalized Marijuana Sales
How Microsoft Will Help To Track Legalized Marijuana Sales
Legalized Marijuana is one of the most widely used “drugs” globally. It’s a combination of dried leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of the hemp plant, and can be consumed either by mixing it with food and brewed as tea, or inhaled through smoking.
Marijuana has a component called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, that intoxicates a body and is known to create a ‘high’ or mind-altering effects on its users. This “stoned” effect is part of the reason why the sale of Marijuana is banned or considered illegal in some places.
But according to science, Marijuana also has a chemical called Cannabidiol or CBD, which has its own medical benefits in controlling or curing several diseases! This humanitarian reason is enough to legalize the growth of Marijuana.
In a first of its kind, Microsoft has partnered with a Californian company called Kind Financial, to keep a track of legalized Marijuana – from the point of it being planted as a seed, to their sales in the market.
Using the track and trace technology, Microsoft will assist the US government and its partners in regulating and monitoring of such controlled substances, in compliance with the law. It will also stretch its tools & resources towards this entire cannabis business lifecycle.
Following infographic throws more light on how these companies work towards legalizing Marijuana –