Microsoft Moves Into The Legal Marijuana Industry
In a move that is likely to shock every stoner in the world and ignite several conspiracy theories, Microsoft has moved into the legal marijuana industry.
Don't worry though, you're not going to start getting pop-up ads for the Devil's lettuce whilst you're innocently browsing the web. According to the Telegraph, they've teamed up with a company which has developed software to track the product from 'seed to sale'.
Kind Financial are working with the computing giant in order to market its software which essentially tracks legal sales of the drug. States and municipalities will be able to access this information.
The software will be hosted on Microsoft's cloud service - Azure.
A Microsoft spokesperson said: "Kind Financial is building solutions on our government cloud to help these agencies regulate and monitor controlled substances and items, and manage compliance with jurisdictional laws and regulations."
Medical use of the drug is now legal in 25 states in the USA. David Dinenberg, Kind Financial's founder and chief executive, said: "Our product will help states ensure that companies are in compliance with the law."
Is it only a matter of time before the drug is legalised completely in the US? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Words by Mel Ramsay
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