Microsoft Partners with Kind, a Legal Weed Startup
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Microsoft’s Plan with Kind
Recently, Microsoft is taking a lot of interest in working with startups. Now, Microsoft teams up with Kind, a California-based legal weed financing startup. Founded in 2013, Kind can also be categorized as a tech startup. David Dinenberg is the CEO of Kind. The duo will develop Azure-powered cloud apps that track plants from “seed to sale,” helping legal dealers conform to laws. Kind and Microsoft have already bid on a contract in Puerto Rico where medical use of cannabis is permitted.
Microsoft’s is based in the Washington State, where it is perfectly legal to sell Marijuana. However, 25 states in the US have already legalized to sell pot, either for medical or recreational use with a prescription or license from a doctor. Even California and Nevada are voting for approval this year. Marijuana startups have become very common in the US. But, US Government are still reluctant to support these startups and hence, the pot dealers get loans from banks with a lot of trouble. Kind is here to give out a viable solution by developing and selling computer systems to help the government to track legalized marijuana sales.
The giant visions potential profits by this business.
Words of Wisdom by Kimberly Nelson, the executive director of state and local government solutions at Microsoft in a Press Release
“KIND’s strategic industry positioning, experienced team and top-notch-technology running in the Microsoft Azure Government cloud, made for an easy decision to align efforts. KIND agreed that Azure Government is the only cloud platform designed to meet government standards for the closely regulated cannabis compliance programs and we look forward to working together to help our government customers launch successful regulatory programs.”
- Kind is here to give out a viable solution by developing and selling computer systems to help the government to track legalized marijuana sales.
- Microsoft and Kind will develop Azure-powered cloud apps that track plants from “seed to sale,” helping legal dealers conform to laws.