Agrisoft Development Group LLC has developed software to help marijuana growers, processors and retailers comply with regulations, keep their operations secure and run their businesses better. The Kansas City company began installing systems this year and is targeting clients in the 20 states where medical marijuana is legal, including Colorado and Washington, where recreational use is, too.
As marijuana’s legal use spreads, states increasingly expect growers to track every plant, from seed to weed. The company faces established competition, principally industry leader MJ Freeway, a Denver-based software company. Agrisoft CEO Charles Ramsey, who has a background in medical software, hired Matt Cook, who was instrumental in writing Colorado’s law, to be the company’s chief operating officer. The company has 10 employees, mostly in Kansas City, and has used software code writers in India.