OLCC To Create Cannabis Tracking System User Groups

OLCC Seeks applicants for Metrc User Group and Training Advisory Groups

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is announcing the formation of three groups to enhance the functionality of and training related to the OLCC’s Cannabis Tracking System (Metrc). The three groups will be:

  • A licensee user group that will prioritize and request system enhancements to Metrc;
  • licensee training advisory group that will recommend training material enhancements (webinars, documentation, etc.); and
  • An API third-party integrator advisory group that will recommend Metrc API certification enhancements.

Anyone who would like to serve on any of the three groups can apply by submitting a brief e-mail application to marijuana@oregon.gov

The deadline to submit an application is May 31, 2017.

Applicants should put “Metrc Advisory Group Application” in the email subject line and specify:

  • Which of the three groups you would like to participate in (only pick one);
  • The licensee or API integrator you will represent on the group; and
  • A brief description of your relevant qualifications and areas of expertise.

Each group will meet quarterly and the first meeting will be held in June or July at OLCC’s Milwaukie office.

Participants for the licensee user group and licensee training advisory group must be a licensee or employee of a licensee.

Questions can be directed to: marijuana@oregon.gov

 

New Mexico Department of Health Awards Medical Cannabis Software Government Contract to BioTrackTHC

NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program has awarded BioTrackTHC™, a division of Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., a contract for the provision and deployment of an integrated patient and provider tracking software application. This award makes BioTrackTHC the cannabis industry’s first company with marijuana regulatory technology contracts in two states, following the company’s existing contract for the state of Washington’s Marijuana Seed-to-Sale Traceability System.

“I commend the New Mexico Department of Health on its comprehensive RFP process in securing the right technology and team for the state’s needs,” said Steven Siegel, CEO, BioTrackTHC. “Our experience implementing compliance technology in this sector will serve the state and the public well in maintaining a reliable and efficient regulatory infrastructure.”

The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) was created under the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act to allow for the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system.  In pursuit of its mission, the MCP issued an extensive RFP on July 22, 2014for a software solution to maintain regulatory compliance. After extensive proposal evaluations and live software demonstrations, BioTrackTHC achieved a marijuana industry first: back-to-back government contract wins.

BioTrackTHC Releases the World's First Official Seed-to-Sale Marijuana Traceability System API

WASHINGTON: BioTrackTHC, provider of the Marijuana Traceability System for the State of Washington, announced that the first draft of the technical documents detailing its application programming interface (API) was made public late yesterday by the Washington Liquor Control Board (WSLCB).

These documents are being released to the public in draft form ahead of schedule to expedite the integration process for commercial application developers that intend to serve the producer, processor and retail establishments within the State of Washington.

“Our goal has always been to help the industry advance and succeed,” says Steven Siegel, CEO of BioTrackTHC.  “That is why, in the spirit of cooperation, we are releasing the potential interface specifications ahead of time to ensure the smoothest rollout possible for everyone, even for our competition.” [Read more…]