Integration With Tellermate

Integration With Tellermate

Viridian Sciences is happy to announce integration with Tellermate’s Intelligent Cash Counting system! The need to count cash is universal however, the management processes are diverse and varied. For this reason, we offer a range of electronic cash counters from simple stand-alone units to feature rich, multi-till connected solutions, all designed to help you reduce cash loss, save time and gather cash counting information....

Update : Major Cyber-Security Flaw in Washington State’s Cannabis Tracking System!

Thanks to all for the input on such an important topic. We thought long and hard on how best to inform our cannabis industry peers of this potentially intrusive security risk within the WSLCB traceability system. Washington state is a pioneer in the legalization of cannabis in the US and we are a leading cannabis technology company, as such, we felt obligated to present found security risks in the current system while collaboratively working to resolve and improve the health of our WSLCB tractability moving forward. Although this security vulnerability was undetected in the WSLCB Tractability system since the launch in July 2014, we commend the state for their effort to fix the issues quickly once they were alerted to the problem and solution(1/12/15). Due to the length of time this network was insecure and in our opinion no way for the state to know if your data has actually been compromised. Below are the minimum steps we suggest users of the State’s system take to ensure they once again have a secure connection to the WSLCB tractability system moving forward: Step 1: Go to the Washington state system at https://wslcb.mjtraceability.com/ Step 2: Click on “Licensee Login”               Step 3: Click on “Forgot your password?”, fill out your e-mail address and UBI number then click on “Reset...

Major Cyber-Security Flaw in Washington State’s Cannabis Tracking System!

Here is our CEO Justin’s response to our release: I am the CEO of Viridian Sciences, a SAP OEM partner with a focus on the global Cannabis and Hemp industries. Our company has been working on integrating with the Washington State cannabis “Seed-to-Sale” traceability software built by BioTrackTHC.   Under their contract with the state, BioTrackTHC was given the task of building a state system.   The contract states that the “contractor will at all times maintain network, system, and application security that, at a minimum, conform to the current cyber security Standards set forth and maintained by the Center for Internet Security.”  This contract can be found at:http://www.cisecurity.org” –  Model Contract WSLCB K546. Although this site lists an array of security options and methodologies, the current security vulnerability found in the BioTrackTHC system could be extremely detrimental to businesses and ultimately put peoples’ lives in danger. The type of security breach is exactly the situation that the state obviously intended to be avoided.   Viridian Sciences has not only noted a major hole in the security of the Washington state cannabis tracking system and in our opinion BioTrackTHC and/or the state had full knowledge of this fact and has greatly misled the licensed participants. Any reasonable developer, even a beginner, should have spotted this problem.  They have failed to live up to the responsibility owed to the citizens of Washington and this deception is costing the licensed participants both time and money in the process.   BioTrackTHC programmatically tells the users that they are logging into a secure system when they are, in fact, not.  The program forces popup messages that state...

Feeling Fortunate

Sitting here, day before Christmas Eve, listening to Christmas music. I started thinking, I am a very fortunate person. Why you ask? Simple. I have the best of what I could ever ask for. I have a roof over my head, food in the cupboard, but more than that, I have my family, friends and co-workers.  Each one are the best gift anyone could ask for. It is never about how many things you have or how much money you have.  It is all about who you bring into your life, the people you surround yourself with that makes a person fortunate in their life.  I may not have much in the bank, the best house or car, but I am rich beyond belief. I have a wonderful caring husband, two beautiful children, two gorgeous granddaughters (yes, I am biased, I am a grandma, sue me! LOL). I have some very dear longtime friends and an office full of fantastic people I am very proud to call friends. So when you sit down this Christmas and start to think you did not get what you wanted from Santa, remember: “It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got” – Cheryl Crow – Soak up the Sun HAPPY HOLIDAYS! – Weed Viking...

What Matters In a Day

Every day at work, I sit down at my desk and smile.  Never in my life did I ever think I would be doing the job I currently have.  I work for Viridian Sciences, a business management software company in the legal cannabis industry. Wow.  Legal cannabis industry.  Just had to repeat that again as I do in my head each day.  I am the company’s Administrative Assistant, the first person you will probably see if you come visit our office. (Come on by, we like company!) One reason I smile is because of one of the projects I get to work on nearly each day. Updating a local retail marijuana stores web menu.  I get to post what is currently for sale on their shelves. I have been doing this for some months now, typing up each new strain, adding to an ever-growing database of every kind of legal marijuana there is for sale.  I anticipate each new list arriving on my desk. I read over it greedily like a little kid at Christmas.  I can’t wait to see what has changed on the menu.  What new strains have been added? Reading each description to see what characteristics they have.  I get to see the prices change, some go up, but mostly the prices have been coming down or at least leveling out some.  How can a person not smile reading all the fun names like Jack Skellington, Chocolate Chunk & Blueberry Grape Ape.  Typing the names here makes me giggle a bit. For the first time since I joined the workforce, I smile when I go to work....

Power to Lead MJBA Women’s Event

A fantastic, exciting event took place on the night of November 6 2014.  A room full of women gathered in a hotel banquet room in Bellevue, WA with one purpose: to talk about women in cannabusiness. Close to 50 women (including myself and another female co-worker from Viridian Sciences) gathered around tables talking about all levels and types of marijuana businesses. There were administrative professionals, attorneys, media specialists and CEO’s of companies, all of them women. So what was this historic event? It was the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Women’s Alliance meeting.  The theme of the evening was “Power to Lead” and the meeting was sponsored by Eden Labs LLC, Washington Bud Company, Ladybud magazine, WAM Oil & NWMJ Law, all women owned or ran businesses. The evening was full of energy as each speaker took the stage and gave exciting speeches.  Each one building on the other filled with history and the future of women in the new frontier of legal cannabis. Our mistress of ceremonies for the evening was Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company.  She kept the room excited and full of energy as she introduced each speaker to the stage.  Washington Bud Company also provided all the beautiful center pieces on each table.  They were large coffee mugs with the company logo on them, filled with roses, they were beautiful. The evening’s speakers were: AC Braddock of Eden Labs, a woman pioneer in cannabis oil extraction equipment. Legal pioneer Anne Leynseele of NWMJ Law Giana Lampreda of WAM Oil Diane Fornbacher – publisher of Ladybud Magazine Debbie Whitlock – host of Femmenation and Femme Finance radio programs These...

Beauty of Harvest

Fall, the time of  year when nature prepares to close her eyes for a long winter nap.  The trees are dressed in their finest, showing off in a dazzling multi-faceted show of colors. Fiery reds, golden yellows and glowing oranges. The skyline is literally on fire with the myriad of fall color. With the ever changing colors of fall comes the harvest of fall herbs and crops. Winter squashes, kale and broccoli, big fat round orange pumpkins ready to be carved into Jack-o-Lanterns and dare we say, oh yes we dare! Outdoor grown marijuana! All the wait is over, summer has come and gone, the flowers are ripe and ready to be plucked, trimmed and packaged and made ready for sale!  With the harvest of outdoor grown marijuana coming into the retail stores, prices are coming down as promised.  In the past couple of weeks, prices have come down quite a bit and are expected to drop even more. Store shelves are full at the retail stores near by.  Plenty of different strains of marijuana and from quite a few different farms. I have seen Cannasol Farms,  Black Alpaca Farms, Farmer J’s, Liberty Reach and Horse Heaven Hill, with more to come as the retail stores make more and better deals to both benefit them and the consumers. Always remember: Good things come to those who have the patience to wait. Happy Fall! ~Weed Viking~                ...

Viridian Sciences team update

With only a little more than four months of business in the cannabis industry, software company Viridian Sciences, nestled in the corner of a small brick office building on Main Street in Vancouver WA, is taking the world by storm with their one of a kind complete seed to sale business management software solution for the cannabis industry. One would think that being so new on the scene this company can’t have accomplished much, but you’d be wrong. Within the first few weeks after opening the doors to the office, this small company with ten employees at the time pulled off a major event – Weed and Weenies! Wow what a great time that was, it was a beautiful day, and a revolutionary one…the day MARIJUANA WAS LEGALLY SOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME in SW Washington State! Viridian Sciences was there when Main Street Marijuana, the first legal marijuana store in SW Washington opened their doors just a block up the road, so…we threw a heck of party! With music, munchies, water and vendors to keep the long line of consumers waiting for their turn in the pot shop entertained and hydrated. Next up, Seattle Hempfest and Tacoma CannaCon at the same time. CannaCon in the Tacoma Dome and Hempfest down on the waterfront in Seattle, for all intent and purpose, at opposite ends of the world.  We made a plan, and decided to divide and conquer. Three of us went to the three day Hempfest festival and seven went to the five day CannaCon conference.  Both were raging successes. This particular Hempfest held in Seattle WA, was the first Hempfest held since Recreational...

The Green Rush Gouge

I’ve talked with several smart, driven people of our i502 community lately, desperate to find warehouse locations for their Canna business start-ups.   Most of these people had a location identified and negotiated with landlords before applying for their i502 license(s), as was required, only to find that the location promised was no longer available.  Some of the landlords responsible for this unscrupulous fiasco were in a bit of a Green Rush themselves, and had promised the same location to several people.  In the end, there can be only one i502 Cannabusiness at a single address so someone, or some people, involved with these landlords got the shaft. Some landlords, knowing the market was tight, renegotiated the terms of the deal.  This left the i502 folks to decide which was worse, heading back into a highly competitive market with few options, or accepting the new blackmail terms.  A third set of landlords were pressured by surrounding businesses and/or residents to abandon the terms negotiated in good faith, or face the wrath of an angry mob, being forever labeled a landlord that rented to those peddling poison. My husband and I faced a similar battle with our own landlord.  We negotiated a deal in good faith with all the fine points agreed to and accepted, to draft our letter of intent submitted with our i502 application.  However, when it came time to sign the actual lease, suddenly the landlord was unsure he wanted to be part of this deal.  Funny because at the time of our Letter of Intent signing we were told they wanted to “bet on the right horse”...