Gov. Wolf signed the state's medical marijuana program into law on April 17, 2016. Cannabis has been approved to treat 17 medical conditions including cancer, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, autism, ALS, and PTSD.
There initially were five bidders but three were disqualified for not meeting basic requirements, according to state documents.
In January, MJ Freeway was the target of a hack that caused the cannabis businesses to lose data and disrupted medical marijuana commerce at dispensaries.
"The attack was not an accident," MJ Freeway CEO Amy Poinsett said in an interview Thursday. Though there were business interruptions, "no data was decrypted or extracted from the system" and patient information remained secure, she said.
An unrelated glitch two months earlier disrupted business for many of the 1,000 customers the company serves, according to Marijuana Business Daily.
Pennsylvania's tracking system is an adaptation of software — "essentially an off-the-shelf system," Poinsett said — that was prepared for Nevada's marijuana industry. MJ Freeway is working with two Pennsylvania subcontractors, TreCom Systems Group of Havertown and Premier Personal Healthcare of Bethel Park.