The “go live” date of the new traceability system from Jan. 1, 2018 to Feb. 1, 2018.
The Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (LCB) number one concern on this project is our licensees. Based on discussions with our vendor — MJ Freeway — and internally with our project steering committee, we have elected to extend the preparation period to ensure the system is ready and your transition is as smooth as possible. We shared our plan earlier today with the Traceability Advisory Group, made up of industry members, who have been part of this project from the beginning.
Key Dates for Third-Party Integrators and Licensees
Going forward, the LCB has set some key deadlines that will prepare the system and third-party integrators for the transition. With the exception of “go live,” each of these “days” are on a 24 hour cycle ending at 11:59 p.m.
- Jan. 8, 2018
Last day for third-party integrators to submit tickets for system changes for Release 1
- Jan. 14, 2018
Last day for LCB/Vendor changes to code, aka “Code Freeze”
- Feb. 1, 2018
Leaf Data Systems will go live as traceability at 12:01 a.m.
- Feb. 15, 2018
Last day for current plants and inventory to be added into system
- March 2, 2018
Last day for lab (QA) results to be added into system
Traceability on LCB Website
As we have from the beginning, your main source of information on the transition is the Traceability Section of the LCB website at lcb.wa.gov. Everything you need to prepare is available on this page including; the training manual, training webinars for all license types and labs, key dates, etc.
Validated Commercial Software Vendors
We have begun posting the business names of third-party commercial integrators who have met the technical requirements for access to the system. We will be updating this list regularly as integrators become validated. Thus far, three commercial third-party integrators have been validated. If you use a third-party commercial system for traceability reporting and your vendor is not listed, consider contacting them to gauge where they are in the implementation/validation process.
Please note that the ultimate responsibility for ensuring your data is transferred to Leaf Data Systems after go live is your own.
For most licensees the transition will be seamless through your commercial integrator. However, LCB cannot require integrators to validate, nor will we be able to postpone our go live date in order for them to do so.
We remain committed to communicating with you throughout the implementation. As always, your best source of information is through the Traceability Section of the LCB website. If you have not already, please familiarize yourself with the tools available to you there. Thank you for your review and commitment to this effort