FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — BioTrackTHC™, a leading provider of seed-to-sale cannabis traceability technology received the highest overall score in the competitive procurement to earn Puerto Rico’s cannabis seed-to-sale software government contract. BioTrackTHC™’s system would enable the Puerto Rico Department of Health to track and monitor the cultivation, production, and sale of medical cannabis throughout the island.
“The Puerto Rico Department of Health faces the incredibly challenging task of launching a new regulated industry from scratch,” said Patrick Vo, CEO, BioTrackTHC™. “We are thankful for the Department’s vote of confidence in BioTrackTHC™, and we look forward to partnering with them and supporting the island’s efforts in building a healthy and transparent medical cannabis program that provides safe access for patients and generates an entire industry of jobs.”
Puerto Rico will be the first government body in the Caribbean and Latin America to procure a software solution to manage their medical cannabis program. The medical cannabis industry is expected to create hundreds of jobs on the island: jobs directly in cannabis and jobs that support the cannabis sector such as legal, industrial, agricultural, medical, financial, and marketing positions.
“We assembled an amazing team of project managers, trainers, and technical specialists to provide the highest level of support possible,” said Rafael Sabbagh, Operations Manager at BioTrackTHC™. “We look forward to sharing the experience we’ve gained from deploying similar systems in other states while learning from the local operators during this exciting time.”
Puerto Rico would be BioTrackTHC™’s seventh government contract.
BioTrackTHC™ develops and provides effective cutting-edge technology solutions for the emerging medical and adult use cannabis industry. BioTrackTHC™’s seed-to-sale traceability system has been awarded six government cannabis tracking contracts for cannabis industry oversight, and is currently being utilized or in the process of being implemented by the states of Washington, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Hawaii, and the City of Arcata, California. Visit www.biotrack.com for more information, email [email protected] or call 1-800-797-4711 to order software.