15 June 2016

The Oregonian reports…

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved four software companies for tracking retail marijuana sales, a requirement of the state’s recreational marijuana licensees. The companies include a startup from one of Portland’s best-known and most controversial tech entrepreneurs.

Oregon’s rules for recreational marijuana retailers require that they record their activity, and software systems approved Monday track sales, packages, transfers, plants and harvests, among other functions.

The companies approved Monday are OMMPOS of Astoria; Flowhub, from Denver; Greenbits, from Portland; and Portland-based Odava.

Odava is run by Scott Kveton, a leading figure in Portland’s tech renaissance until a former girlfriend accused him of sexual assault two years ago. Prosecutors did not charge Kveton and he reached an agreement with the woman to resolve a civil lawsuit.

In a regulatory filing Tuesday, Odava indicated it has raised $170,000 to finance the business and is seeking another $130,000.

The OLCC said it’s not endorsing any of the software approved Monday and said licensees can submit their tracking data manually if they prefer.

http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2016/06/oregon_oks_four_software_compa.html