Dutchie – the technology platform powering cannabis commerce, filed a lawsuit against Akerna Corporation,(NASDAQ: KERN) a cannabis traceability provider, to ensure a fair playing field for technology platforms that support the cannabis industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dutchie is suing Akerna for unfair competition and tortious interference as a result of its refusal to open up its state traceability system for integration with Pennsylvania cannabis retailers’ technology partners of choice, including point of sale systems, despite a state law requiring open integration with any provider.

While Akerna stated in its initial state contracting proposal that it would provide an open traceability system, Akerna has run its system in a …

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