Y502K – BioTrackTHC Basically Saved the Day

On Nov 1st the Washington State cannabis tracking infrastructure operated by the WSLCB went offline, rather abruptly.  The WSLCB had issued a contingency plan the week before, however the plan was rough and kept changing day over day with work-arounds and odd modifications to the status-quo.  BioTrackTHC’s contact with the WSLCB had terminated on Oct […]

Published: November 8, 2017
Categories: Technology, Traceability

Y502K – Marijuana Traceability is OFFLINE in Washington

UPDATE: The Traceabiliity system will be offline until January 2nd!!! Failure:  “all critical tasks will not be complete by the end of our contract with the current vendor on Oct. 31, 2017” The Washington State Cannabis tracking software (Seed-to-Sale) will be degraded starting Oct 25th, and then completely offline Oct 29th.  MJ Freeway will perhaps […]

Published: October 24, 2017

BioTrackTHC Locations/License Data Leaks

When it was discovered that BioTrackTHC was on the way out in Washington many of you heard WeedTraQR declare: “it’ll get worse before it gets better”. Currently, there is some serious data control issues we’re observing in the BioTrackTHC system. It’s all centered around the Location or License number. In Washington State these are six […]

Published: July 12, 2017

Data Anomaly in Public Records

Through the Freedom of Information Act we are able to obtain database dumps from the Washington State BioTrack database. Here’s a small anomaly we’ve noticed on this one. Keep in mind, this is a system that is supposed to guarantee unique identifiers for all plants and inventory and provide robust tracking. select id from inventory […]

Published: October 27, 2016
Categories: Technology

BioTrackTHC API – Abrupt Change, Bad Documentation

BioTrackTHC abruptly changed their API On Saturday, May 28th with zero notice to any of the third party integrators in Washington State. The change this time created a new value for the LocationType field of the Vendor objects. The new value is ‘9’. BioTrackTHC also (silently) published an updated API document (https://biotrackthc.com/sites/default/files/state-docs/JSON-21.pdf). This new documentation […]

Published: June 1, 2016
Categories: API, Technology, Traceability

BioTrackTHC Vendor Data – File Bug, Legal Threats

Recently BioTrackTHC introduced some breaking changes in the data-set returned by the sync_vendor API call. These are breaking changes and the data-set now does not match with the documentation – at all. Here is what one of these broken records looks like { “address1”: “1445 INDUSTRIAL WAY”, “address2”: “STE 19A”, “city”: “LONGVIEW”, “location”: “412233”, “locationtype”: […]

Published: April 29, 2016
Categories: API, Technology, Traceability

BioTrackTHC – Worst API Ever!

Recently the head legal council for BioTrackTHC wrote an article extolling the virtues of their API. We’ve been using this API for over a year and have to say, it’s a flaming pile of junk. They Get the Basics Wrong It’s kind of known that REST style APIs, while not the best, are very operable […]

Published: August 19, 2015

Washington Marijuana Traceability – Lost Data

Since WeedTraQR is directly involved in the regulated marijuana business in Washington State we’re able to see first-hand some of the technical issues.  One issue that has cropped up recently, affecting two of the last 64 transport manifests our customers have sent to the State are failing.  The reason they are failing?  The receiving party […]

Published: August 12, 2015
Categories: Technology, Traceability

Oregon Selects Vendor for Marijuana Licensing

The Oregon Liquor Control Comission has selected the vendor: NIC USA as their vendor for construction of their licensing portion of the M91 legalized marijuana system. NIC USA will be providing this service to the State of Oregon for a quoted cost of $80,000 USD annually with no up-front costs for this service. NIC USA […]

Published: March 31, 2015
Categories: Technology
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