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

Washington State Drops BioTrack

It’s now official, confirmed on multiple accounts and the contract negotiations are proceeding. The replacement for BioTrackTHC in Washington State will be MJ Freeway using their Leaf Data Systems product. MJ Freeway has until October 31st to get their replacement system in place. This is a pretty large software project and has a very, very […]

Published: July 8, 2017

BioTrack API Update 1.18 – Another Fail

Today BioTrackTHC+WSLCB released another update to the API; again with zero advance notice for third party integrators.  At the end of Friday an announcement was provided which details the changes.  This leaves integrators (such as WeedTraQR) in the lurch.  Now, we have to work through the weekend to integrate these critical updates. On multiple occasions […]

Published: June 25, 2016
Categories: API, Traceability, Transparency

BioTrackTHC API Security is a Fucking Joke

The authentication system for this API is a fucking joke. Rather than use established standards like oAuth or hash-tokens they require that users of the API use the SAME CREDENTIALS that are used to sign-in to their system. This is a KNOWN ANTI-PATTERN in the technical world for many reasons. It’s problematic because it requires […]

Published: June 1, 2016
Categories: API, Traceability

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 API – License Handling Modified w/o Notice

Once again BioTrackTHC has modified their API with zero notice to the third party integrator. The API in question this time is inventory_manifest_lookup. This API takes only one parameter, a six digit license ID. Prior to May 14th, if one was to query this API using an in-active license ID it would respond with the […]

Published: May 19, 2016
Categories: API, Traceability

BioTrackTHC Washington – QA Results Crazy!

There appears to be a bit of a discrepancy with how the BioTrackTHC system handles the QA results. Sometimes it shows the results are there and keeps the association with the parent ID. In other cases that relationship seems to be lost and one must know a sub-lot of a sub-lot ID to find the […]

Published: May 18, 2016
Categories: API, Traceability