The first big company to say it’s serving the legal marijuana trade? Microsoft.

Microsoft will not be getting anywhere near these kiosks or the actual plants
The New York Times (US)
Thursday, June 16, 2016

As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, is still illegal, according to the federal government. But Microsoft is breaking the corporate taboo on pot by announcing a partnership to begin offering software that tracks marijuana plants from “seed to sale,” as the pot industry puts it. The software is meant to help states that have legalized the medical or recreational use of marijuana keep tabs on sales and commerce, ensuring that they remain in the daylight of legality.