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.

California Cannabis Advisory Committee To Hold Upcoming October Meetings In Burlingame

CALIFORNIA: The Bureau of Cannabis Control announced that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold two subcommittee meetings on Tuesday, October 22 and a full committee meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.

Meeting Notices and Agendas for these meetings have been posted to the Bureau’s website and may be found at the following link:

BCCA OCTOBER MEETING

 

LIVE WEBCAST: The Bureau also plans to webcast the full committee meeting. To view the Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting webcast, visit the following link on October 23: (Please note, the two subcommittee meetings on October 22 will not be webcast.)

SEATING LIMITED: Meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the Bureau cannot guarantee seating in the event the room reaches capacity. The Cannabis Advisory Committee advises the Bureau, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Department of Public Health on the development of regulations that help protect public health and safety and do not perpetuate the illegal market for cannabis.