Updated on 04/25/2023
What is Secure Access Washington (SAW)?
SAW is a single sign-on application gateway used by the state of Washington to simplify access to internet-accessible government services. Businesses directly accessing CCRS, as well as those utilizing a third-party software Integrator must have a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account using a unique email address.
What is the CCRS Portal?
The Cannabis Central Reporting System (CCRS) is the cannabis reporting system for Washington State. All CCRS submissions are submitted via the CCRS Portal. In order for GrowFlow to be able to report to CCRS on your behalf, you must designate GrowFlow as your approved integrator.
Initially, the only user who will be able to access CCRS is the system administrator. There can only be one system administrator per licensee. The system administrator account is set up based on the email address provided to the LCB during the licensing process. Each assigned system administrator is responsible for setting up any additional users in the CCRS portal.
Test for Success
If you're not sure which email address the LCB has on file for you, the license holder, it can be worth your while to first test your access to CCRS. This helps you avoid getting locked out and then having to wait until the next day before trying again, which will delay our reporting for you.
To test your access to SAW:
1. Head to https://PreCannabisReporting.lcb.wa.gov
2. Enter your username and password
Log into CCRS
Log into CCRS to set GrowFlow as your approved third-party integrator.
1. Head to https://cannabisreporting.lcb.wa.gov/
2. Log in to SAW
3. Once you've logged in, you'll be redirected to the CCRS website
If you get the Access Denied screen, work with the LCB to verify or update the email address they have on file for you. See Having trouble logging in? below for further instructions.
Set GrowFlow as your Integrator
1. Register your SAW account by entering the email address that the LCB has on file for your license(s). This will authenticate your CCRS account.
If you are not successful after entering your email address, see Having trouble logging in? below.
2. In the navigation bar, click Account > Licensee
3. You should see each of your licenses listed after clicking Licensee. You will need to individually enable GrowFlow as your integrator for each license that is using our software.
For each license:
A. Select the license and click Edit
B. Under the Approved Integrators section, click Manage Integrators
C. Select GrowFlow from the list of available integrators, then click Update
Having trouble logging in?
The LCB advised us that the email you enter when you first register on CCRS will validate against the email the LCB has on file for your license. This will be the email submitted with the most recent application to the LCB for the license. You should not run into any trouble if the Primary Email associated with your SAW account matches what the LCB has on file as the email associated with your license. A good way to tell if your SAW email matches what the LCB has on file is to verify that you are receiving your emailed reminders from the DOR about monthly B&O tax reporting in the same email account where you receive notices from the LCB.
The LCB has further advised:
The Primary license account email can be validated with your current WSLCB Licensing Specialist or at [email protected].
GrowFlow advises that you include your license number, a contact phone number, and the email address(es) you are using.
Only one SAW user can associate as the Primary Admin.
If the incorrect email is detected at this step, or another user in your organization has already completed this step, your account will be locked until you submit a ticket for assistance with the LCB at [email protected]
To verify which email address your SAW account is associated with, you can do that by logging into your MyDOR account, then:
1. Click the Get Started button
2. Select Manage my profile in the upper right of the screen under your name
3. Select the Profile option
4. View the email address