SPOKANE, Wash. – State leaders said the glitch in Washington’s pot system was actually a hack.
According to the state liquor and cannabis board, someone breached the marijuana traceability system on Saturday. Officials said the person apparently downloaded a copy of the database, but did not get any personal information. According to an email sent out marijuana licensees, the hackers were able to get route information of manifests filed between February 1 and February 4 and transporter vehicle information including VIN, license plates numbers and vehicle types.
The hack caused quite a headache for growers and shops because they were not able to ship or take-in any new inventory. The state said the problem was fixed on Monday.
Some growers said they were still having trouble on Wednesday but said they are now able to make deliveries. One grower said Friday while they can make deliveries but driver safety is a big concern.