California Bureau Of Cannabis Control Announces New API For License Search Data

CALIFORNIA:  The Bureau of Cannabis Control announced the launch of a new Application Programming Interface (API). The API allows stakeholders to obtain license data that can be integrated into their own software. Users may use the API to obtain information for a single license, a list of licenses, or the entire license directory in a single request. The data available through the API mirrors the publicly-available data in the Bureau’s license search and is updated nightly.

“The API was developed to provide stakeholders with an additional tool to access the Bureau’s licensing data and to provide greater flexibility in utilizing that information,” Bureau Chief Lori Ajax said.

This API allows users to access all the publicly-available Bureau licensee data in a convenient comprehensive format. The information available through the API allows the user to confirm with certainty that they are not supporting an illegal cannabis business. Third party software application providers can utilize the API to go ‘straight to the source’ instead of relying on self-reported data from businesses or manually looking up every retailer.

To get started, please consult the API User Guide here – https://bcc.ca.gov/about_us/documents/iservices_api_user_guide.pdf. The guide contains step-by-step instructions about how to receive licensing data from the Bureau through the API.

For questions or issues not addressed by the API User Guide, please contact the DCA iServices API Team at the following email address: iservices@dca.ca.gov.

Smoke Reports Delivers Powerful Open API For Cannabis Industry

CALIFORNIA: Smoke Reports has released the most powerful open cannabis API (application programming interface), providing access to an ever-growing list of over 16,000 strains, extracts, edibles, products, producers, seed companies, and dispensaries. “We are thrilled to be providing the cannabis community with improved information technology,” says David Drake, Founder & CEO of Smoke Reports.

“We believe information can be one of the most powerful forces in ensuring an open and free industry where everyone can thrive on an equal playing field,” continues Drake. “That’s why we’re offering an API to let our cannabis community build upon the years of work we’ve done to catalogue and organize this fast evolving industry.”

The Smoke Reports API can be used by other cannabis businesses to power their own apps, websites, and internal business tools. Businesses using the API can automatically update content displayed on their online platforms, with access to the world’s largest cannabis database at SmokeReports.com.

The best way to outline the power of the API is to examine the many ways in which Smoke Reports tracks cannabis. “We do this using our UCPC – Universal Cannabis Product Code system that we created and designed specifically for the cannabis industry. Adopting the UCPC allows cannabis companies to identify the genetic origin and production details for every single item they add to the Smoke Reports database,” says Drake.