Setting A New Standard
With MedMen

Agile Delivery for the Modern Cannabis Market

As early legalization ignited the cannabis market, MedMen jumped in to lead the movement. Purchasing marijuana was to be an upscale shopping experience akin to buying the newest tech. Cannabis was about to go mainstream. And that required a nimble team that could take on fast expansion.

The Need

The cannabis industry needed to be redefined. From designing and constructing facilities in revolutionary ways to managing dispensaries at a never before seen level of professionalism, MedMen was working with breakneck deadlines to create an enhanced shopping experience. Catering to both longtime users and untapped demographics, the company anticipated rapid growth. Having an unlimited number of engineers with a variety of skills at the ready was crucial.

The Challenge

As states continued relaxing their marijuana laws, MedMen accelerated the development of its stores’ essential features in order to open its doors to eager customers. STRV’s engineers were brought in to take on the tasks at hand with reliable precision.

Starting with perfecting the iOS Point of Sale (POS) app, we helped ensure a smooth sales and registration process that took into consideration all steps required — including customers having to show their passports and providing receipts in locations where cannabis was not yet fully legalized for recreational purposes. From there, we had to be prepared for constant changes in the scope and nature of our collaboration. Our engineers’ experience with flexible work schedules and their ability to remain proactive, communicate efficiently and act fast has been invaluable for MedMen’s evolving needs.

The STRV Solution

Following our iOS experts’ successful delivery of the POS app, STRV was asked to bring in backend engineers to tackle API-heavy work and help move to newer tech — such as graphQL — while gradually chipping away the more outdated PHP system. Our frontend engineers were called to take on SEO tasks and the store management web app, among other improvements. Proving our attention to detail time and again led to MedMen trusting us with the cash management system, a notable project where our backend, frontend and iOS engineers had the freedom to drive the initiative while working closely with the company’s QA and project management teams.

Throughout our cooperation, we’ve had an average of seven fully dedicated engineers assigned exclusively to MedMen’s efforts. Our engineers were always at the ready. All challenges were faced without delay, allowing MedMen to dominate the unexplored territory of a thriving new industry — where every second counts.

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