The LeafData API has a pretty serious issue. A request indicates success however, the operation is a failure. This is on top of the gateway-timeout and other service availablity issues they had. The Request and Response POST /plants/update { "plant": { "global_id": "WAJ499999.PL18QN4", "global_area_id": "WAJ499999.AR1T0I", "global_batch_id": "WAJ499999.BA54W6S", "plant_created_at": "2018-04-09 00:00:00", "origin": "inventory", "stage": "growing" } } { "additives":"", "created_at":"04\/09\/2018 11:20am", "deleted_at":null, "external_id":"", "global_area_id":"WAJ499999.AR1T0G", "global_batch_id":"WAJ499999.BA54W6S", "global_id":"WAJ499999.PL18QN4", "global_mme_id":"WAWA1.MMF5", "global_mother_plant_id":null, "global_strain_id":"WAJ499999.ST6MEK" "global_user_id":"WAWA1.USDK", "group_name":"", "is_initial_inventory":"0", "is_mother":"0", "last_moved_at":null, "legacy_id":null, "notes":"", "nutrients":"", "origin":"inventory", "pesticides":"", "plant_created_at":"04\/09\/2018", "plant_harvested_at":"", "plant_harvested_end_at":"", "stage":"growing", "updated_at":"04\/24\/2018 01:13pm", } Notice here that while we requested an update to the Area of AR1T0I the response still indicates Area AR1T0G.

Categories: Technology, Traceability

Two months into the operation of the MJ Freeway / LeafData software in Washington State and we’re still seeing epic data integrity failures. This is the system that failed to launch on Nov 1st 2017, missed the second launch attempt on Jan 1st 2018 and has left us with this broken system beginning Feb 1st. One of the key features that this system is supposed to provide is the unique identifiers necessary for tracking the materials.

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Yet another failure by MJ Freeway / LeafData in their endavour in Washington. It appears that on March 25th, at 6:45 AM UTC (about 22:45 Seattle Time) there was an update deployed to the LeafData system. This time, they’ve mangled the date formats so badly that their own preferred language (PHP) has difficulty interpreting it (strtotime). No release notes were included, this change was not announced. Date Format History Back in December of 2017, before this dumpster fire was even launched (it was in it’s first delay period) I requested that MJ Freeway format all dates using the ISO 8601/RFC3339 standard format.

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Today the WSLCB and MJ FailWhale/LeakData have once again demonstrated their incompetence and negligence. Mary Mueller, the CIO of the LCB sent this out today (we received at 18:31 Pacific Time) Good evening, gang, I know that we were hoping to get this out earlier, but I wanted to let you know that we did find a couple of defects in release 1.35.4.1. Due to the severity of the issue to be fixed, I have reluctantly approved this to roll to Test ASAP and Prod tonight.

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MJ Freeway / LeafData Epic Failure The LCB (after may delays) finally decided to “launch” the LeafData platform. The first few days have been a epic failure. There are 100s of businesses that cannot even operate now. First, there was the disaster of the Secure Access Washington (“SAW”) system. All the cannabis business owners needed access LeafData after a sign-in via SAW. However, due to record-keeping errors on the part of the LCB many of these businesses had a mis-match between their SAW email and their LeafData emails.

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The MJ Freeway / LeafData system will be launching in Washington in a few days (Feb 1st). This is the system that failed to launch Nov 1st, and then failed again to launch on Jan 1st. Third time is the charm, right? State of the System What we have now is a product that is very, very rough around the edges. Third party software vendors, like us, were told we would have API stability in December.

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Once again, MJ Freeway/Leaf Data Systems has failed to launch their platform for the State of Washington. Originally they had set a foolishly aggressive schedule of a November 1st, 2017 launch, which they failed. This was followed up by a second, aggressive schedule of January 1st, 2018. An announcement was made on December 22nd, 2017 that the January deadline would not be met. Some History In May we all knew that BioTrackTHC was out on October 31st.

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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 31st and the replacement system was not operational (estimated delivery date is Jan 2, 2018).

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Just to kind of bring everyone up to date on this one too, it doesn’t look like the contract with BioTrack will be extended. The LCB has asked BioTrackTHC for an extension, WeedTraQR and other third party software providers have publicly (and privately) endorsed this idea. Currently dozens of licensed operators are messaging the LCB to ask to make this happen. We are not so sure it will and are planning for the scenario where it is not extended.

Categories: Marijuana Regulation

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 have their system online Oct 31st – even if that system is missing features/requirements that currently exist.

It was announced today that MJ Freeway, with about 10 days until go-live is not ready. The LCB has offered what they refer to as a “generous” offer to BioTrackTHC who has declined to extend their services. So, now we have a scenario where the current system becomes reduced in functionality starting on the 25th of Croptober, and is offline from October 29th, until the morning of Oct 31st. A disaster, we could all see coming months ago despite MJ Freeway claiming that all would be well.

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