Pot Tracking Service Says It Can Charge Mo. Stores Fees

By Sam Reisman (July 13, 2020, 11:03 PM EDT) -- Cannabis track-and-trace company Metrc LLC has asked a Missouri appellate court to overturn a trial judge's decision saying it does not have the right to charge businesses "tag fees" for its services to state medical marijuana shops.

In a brief filed on July 8, the company argued that its contract with Missouri regulators to provide seed-to-sale tracking for the state's nascent medical cannabis industry specifically permits it to levy fees against private businesses.

"This use of the state's purchasing authority to benefit a private party has no basis in the law," Metrc said in its brief. "Moreover, it is inconsistent with...

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