CHARLESTON, W. Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV), the nation’s leader of innovative digital government solutions, will provide its Licensing and Registration platform for the state of West Virginia. Charleston-based West Virginia Interactive, LLC, an NIC company, will partner with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (DHHR-BPH) to provide patient and caregiver registration, and business licenses for dispensaries and cultivation facilities for the state’s new medical cannabis program.
“NIC is excited to provide a solution to assist the state of West Virginia’s new medical cannabis program,” said Alex Valvassori, General Manager of NIC Licensing Solutions. “We are focused on helping West Virginia make compliance with this highly regulated industry simpler and more efficient.”
NIC’s licensing solution was built to serve the cannabis and hemp industries, and other highly regulated industries, with cloud-native technology that allows for quick deployment. The patient and caregiver component of the platform processes new applications, issues patient renewals, and manages patient information. The business licensing component issues new licenses and license renewals to businesses involved in the growing, processing, and dispensing of medical cannabis.
“The selection of a licensing solution brings West Virginia one step closer to launching the medical cannabis program,” said Jason Frame, Director of DHHR’s Office of Medical Cannabis. “We look forward to working with the team to make the medical cannabis program as efficient as possible.”
NIC and West Virginia Interactive (WVI) will provide the Company’s recently acquired licensing and regulatory platform concurrently with the public-private partnership between WVI and the state of West Virginia. WVI works with state and local government agencies to build and manage interactive online services, including the official WV.gov website and many DMV Online Services.
NIC currently provides its cannabis licensing solution in Maryland, Montana, Oklahoma and Rhode Island; a custom cannabis regulatory for the state of Oregon; a custom medical cannabis registry in Hawaii; and dozens of tailored licensing services across the United States.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure and robust payment processing platform and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is one of the nation’s leading providers of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company also launched the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, and recently launched the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.