Do you know where your medical marijuana is grown or if it comes from a quality plant?
With medical marijuana products being used to treat a host of conditions, one company wants to use blockchain for quality control in a similar way to Walmart and other food purveyors’ use of it for tracking what they get from suppliers.
WeedMD Inc., a distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is working with Blockstrain Technology Corp.‘s proprietary genome tracking software designed to expedite DNA testing, in this case of WeedMD’s cannabis strains. Those strains are then registered in a blockchain-enabled database “in order to protect the client’s intellectual property and bring actionable quality assurance to the cannabis industry,” Blockchain News reported.
WeedMD is Blockstrain Technology’s first commercial client and initially registered 40 out of hundreds of proprietary cannabis strains developed in house. “We are proud to be the first company in Canada that can stand behind its products in a way that is transparent and verifiable,” said Keith Merker, CEO of WeedMD. Read more here.