APIs for Cannabis Tracking, Regulatory Compliance Software
A Proposal for Common API and Common Data Model for Cannabis Software
Closed Systems Are Bad
Some of the vendors are on the market only work with their own systems (BioTrackTHC) or have a close-knit relationship that excludes others (MJ Freeway + Jane). This creates a situation where the customers of BioTrackTHC, MJ Freeway and/or Jane become boxed in. If we're not in the same closed circles, we couldn't do business.
These vendors assume this will add strength but their customers will actually suffer in the long run.
Interoperability is Key!
Being able to easily and reliabily send data from one Marijuana platform to the other is critical for the success of all. OpenTHC makes this possible by defining a baseline set of data that can be sent from one system to another, through a common API.
With this kind of configuration each platform vendor (BioTrackTHC, MJ Freeway, WeedTraQR, GreenBits, Jane and others) only has to work with one API. They can simply publish the outbound data through OpenTHC. The receiving side is alerted (or may poll) OpenTHC for this data coming across.
This improves interoperability between all of these marijuana software vendors and provides marijuana business owners with Choice.