MJ Freeway Continues to Restore Service After Outage

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A week ago, cannabis software company MJ Freeway suffered an attack that took it offline, as first reported by Chris Walsh of Marijuana Business Daily. A week later, the company has not yet been able to fully restore service to its dispensary clients. The company has been posting updates to its Facebook page and included this statement on 1/14 from Amy Poinsett, its CEO & Co-Founder:

Since the attack on MJ Freeway’s infrastructure, everyone at MJ Freeway has been working very hard to bring clients back online, including myself and Jessica Billingsley, Co-Founder and COO.

I wanted to speak to you directly. I’ve called many clients, but since it’s impossible to reach you all by phone at once, I’m sharing this video message.

MJ Freeway will continue to serve our clients now and in the future. We’re standing with you and are committed to doing whatever it takes to get you back up and running. Thank you for being with us.

Poinsett’s message indicated that its encryption measures protected all patient data. The company continues to migrate its clients to alternate sites, which is a time-consuming process.

Published by Alan Brochstein, CFA

Alan Brochstein, CFABased in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online communities 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV.

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