Washington state cannabis businesses get help with tracking system transition

The majority of license holders in Washington state have turned to BioTrackTHC’s Universal Cannabis System as a stopgap measure while the industry operates without a state-sanctioned seed-to-sale framework.

Florida-based BioTrackTHC’s seed-to-sale contract expired Oct. 31, and the state’s new provider – Denver-based MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems – isn’t expected to go online until Jan. 2018 at the earliest.

In the meantime, BioTrackTHC developed a workaround that’s essentially a clone of the seed-to-sale system it previously provided to Washington state.

The move is raising the question among Washington state business owners whether the industry must rely on state-contracted seed-to-sale systems or possibly remain compliant by self-reporting in this manner.

According to a news release, BioTrackTHC’s clone system allows licensees who signed up for the program to forgo manually creating spreadsheets to report data to the state.

BioTrackTHC has also agreed to allow third-party software providers to submit data to the system on behalf of their customers.

Producer/processors and retailers can integrate their system with BioTrackTHC’s program if they use the following software:

  • WeedTraQR
  • GrowFlow
  • Mr. Kraken
  • TraceWeed
  • GreenBits
  • S2Solutions
  • DopePlow

In the release, BioTrackTHC said more than 1,600 of the 1,700 cannabis licensees in Washington state are using the stopgap system. The system is free for November but will cost users $50 a month after that.

2 comments on “Washington state cannabis businesses get help with tracking system transition
  1. Vito Perillo on

    Your headline, “businesses get help,” understates the enormity of the issue. Because of the foresight and the timely and voluntary efforts of a handful of cannabis entrepreneurs, Washington State narrowly avoided a major disruptive setback that would have had seismic implications to the progress of cannabis legalization nationwide. It would have been an outright catastrophe. Thanks to hours of late-night and behind-the-scenes dedication, Dan McMahon (BioTrakTHC) and David Busby (WeedTraQR), among others, pulled a rabbit out of the hat and saved the State and its Liquor & Cannabis Board a great embarrassment. We are under the microscope as a laboratory of cannabis regulation and control and we proved once again our unity of purpose, our resolve in the face of adversity, and the vibrancy of our nascent industry. This is a singular moment of pride for all concerned.

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    • Rick Fague on

      Sounds like the impending crisis made you folks better and stronger by working together. And as a Washington resident, I would like to say thank you to you all for rising to the challenge. Well done!

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