Update on Traceability System

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June 17, 2019


To:     Marijuana Licensees, Commercial Integrators and Certified Labs

Fr:      The Liquor and Cannabis Board Traceability Project Team

Re:     Update on Traceability System


As you know, earlier this month we decided that additional time was needed to test the data conversion associated with this release. Out of an abundance of caution, we postponed the implementation of Leaf Data Systems Software Release 1.37.5,previously scheduled for June 6.


Since that time, data validation and several mock deployments have been completed by the project team. The release is currently ready to implement. However, in recent conversations with some licensees and third-party commercial integrators, the message we are hearing is that they need more time to prepare.


To provide additional time, but ensure the project continues to keep with schedule, the new date for “go live” will be July 15, 2019. Leaf Data Systems will not be available for approximately 30 hours prior to the release in order to migrate and validate the data. To ensure this has the least possible impact on our market, the outage will begin at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th and run through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15th. The outage period was developed through feedback with licensees and integrators that confirmed this was the lowest transaction period for producers and processors. Retail licensees can continue to operate during the outage since the point-of-sale systems can cache data until the system is restored on Monday.


Software Release 1.37.5 code remains frozen with no changes planned before the “go live” date. We will follow up with you as we get closer to provide exact hours and details.


Lastly, we are regularly reaching out to integrators to gauge their readiness and to determine if they need anything else from us to be ready.  


Software Release 1.40.0

During this period, we will continue to move forward with preparations for Software Release 1.40.0. That release is scheduled to “go live” Sept. 20, 2019.



As always, the LCB traceability section of the LCB website is your source for training materials and videos specific to software releases. The LCB website contains instructions for accessing the Leaf training environment. Please take the time to review and ensure you’re ready for implementation. Thank you.