WSLCB - Integrator Work Session
(August 27, 2020)

Thursday August 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Observed
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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) Integrator Work Session convenes agency technical staff and third-party software providers which interface with the State's cannabis supply chain traceability system, Leaf Data Systems by vendor MJ Freeway, an Akerna company. MJ Freeway representatives are sometimes present on the calls.

The LCB will be asking MJ Freeway to address these items at the upcoming meeting:

·       Recurring 504/502 errors. Sent in by: Rachel Klinkatsis

The LCB would like to discuss these items at the upcoming meeting:

·       Status of LCB Leaf Support and Efforts

·       Integrator Meeting Format

WSLCB, in confirmation email (Aug 25, 2020)


On Tuesday August 25th, WSLCB staff confirmed the "Integrator Support Meeting" would be convened on Thursday August 27th for the first time since early June.

  • The confirmation email indicated WSLCB would be "asking MJ Freeway to address" an issue raised by a third-party software provider "at the upcoming meeting." While this language is not definitive, it indicates representatives of MJ Freeway may be present at the meeting. MJ Freeway had been dis-invited to the WSLCB's Integrator Work Sessions to de-escalate tensions following the last release of Leaf Data Systems in July 2019. The departure of WSLCB System Administrator Sydney Jensen, who acted as the primary point of contact and liaison for the software integrators, may have prompted disintermediation.
  • The confirmation email also indicated the WSLCB intended to address the "Status of LCB Leaf Support and Efforts." Given WSLCB budget constraints for the foreseeable future, the integrators may learn more about the agency’s post-pandemic position on traceability.

Convening traceability software integrators for the first time since early June, WSLCB staff shared agency updates, Akerna representatives acknowledged known issues, and expectations were lowered for any change to the State’s reliance on Leaf Data Systems for the foreseeable future.

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