Friday June 17, 2016

Microsoft Partners With A Legal Weed Startup

Microsoft announced yesterday that it was teaming up with Kind, a Los Angeles based start-up, to build an app that tracks plants from "seed to sale." Uh oh, imagine if Microsoft started pushing weed as aggressively as it pushed Windows 10, big grin

"We do think there will be significant growth," Microsoft's Kimberly Nelson tells the NYT. "As the industry is regulated, there will be more transactions, and we believe there will be more sophisticated requirements and tools down the road." Twenty-five states in the US have legalized pot, either for medical or recreational use, and five more are voting this year to approve it, including California and Nevada. That's created a kind of (Acapulco) gold rush in Silicon Valley, with startups sprouting everywhere. The software giant is based in Washington state, where it's perfectly legal to sell pot, and sees the potential for profits.