the verge: The company announced today that it will partner with LA-based marijuana startup Kind on a system for tracking the legal growing and sale of weed. by Colin Lecher
'According to a statement issued today by Kind, Microsoft will work with the startup on software services for governments tracking legal weed, with Microsoft powering the software through its Azure cloud computing service.
'"The goal of this relationship is to leverage each company's resources to provide State, County, and Municipalities with purpose built solutions for track and trace ('seed to sale' in the cannabis industry) technology," Kind said in the statement.
'As reported earlier by The New York Times, the venture is significant for being a major corporation publicly making a foray into the still-nascent industry. Despite winning medical or recreational approval in several states, growing and selling marijuana is still illegal federally, putting off some corporations from participating.'