WSLCB is in the process of replacing the traceability system currently used to implement ‘seed to sale’ traceability provisions with a highly secure, reliable, scalable, and flexible system provided and hosted by a third-party vendor. The contract with BioTrack THC, the current traceability vendor, will terminate at October 31, 2017.
MJ Freeway is WSLCB’s contractor for traceability. Its traceability solution, known as Leaf Data Systems, offers the opportunity to modify and advance the system as the industry continues to grow and develop. MJ Freeway has embraced a partnership role with WSLCB to help manage, implement and adjust the scalable system to meet the needs of licensees and the agency.
The new traceability system has three major components:
- Traceability activity reporting
- Compliance reporting
- System interfaces
All traceability activities will be collected and maintained through a common, publicly available application programming interface (API). The system provides a free, basic web-based user interface for licensees, labs and co-ops to report traceability activities. It also provides an automated way for licensees, labs and co-ops to report traceability activities using third-party software systems.