Software from a Florida company could help Washington track marijuana from the drug's origins in state-licensed grow operations to its sale at state-licensed retail stores.
The state Liquor Control Board announced Friday it has tentatively chosen BioTrackTHC to provide the software. The company is considered the "apparent successful bidder" while it negotiates contract terms with the state and 21 unsuccessful bidders have a chance to challenge the award.
BioTrack offered its software for $782,000 plus $296,000 in annual maintenance.
Many other bidders offered lower prices, but BioTrack scored the highest overall.
Once in place, the system is supposed to allow the liquor board to monitor any plant or product in Washington's newly regulated network of pot businesses. The board said BioTrackTHC's software is already tracking marijuana in operations across seven states, the District of Columbia and Canada.