Attention California, Michigan and Massachusetts cannabis licensees. You’ve been hearing “Track and Trace, Seed to Sale Traceability”...Whatever you want to call it - are you ready for it? Are you worried about getting your operations ready to be fully live and onboarded with METRC while you continue to run your business? Don’t worry, Flourish is here to help. We are a certified integration vendor with METRC in: Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana and Oregon
Attention California, Michigan and Massachusetts cannabis licensees. Worried about getting your operation ready to be fully live and operational with METRC? Flourish can help. We are a certified integration vendor with METRC in the following states:
It’s All In The Data
Can your supply chain software run your business while also keeping you compliant?
Cannabis businesses are facing a growing challenge: Compliance.
So far, 9 U.S. states have legalized recreational marijuana and 29 U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana. As the cannabis industry continues to grow and mature, however, states are ratcheting up their oversight and expectations, and there is an increasing need for consistency in regard to the quality of the product and the operations that surround it.
Operators have to maintain compliance with state regulations while also thinking ahead to what will happen when the federal government removes cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, paving the way for the FDA and other federal organizations to become involved. Naturally, we have to be prepared by asking ourselves some important questions, such as:
- How do I prevent fines when being audited?
- What can I be doing to avoid a cease and desist letter?
- How do I quickly and easily provide the information requested during an audit to both protect my business and allow me to get back to operations as soon as possible?
Domestically in the United States, licensed cannabis business owners are working hard to deliver superior value to their customers while also maintaining compliance with state and local agencies. To say the least, the challenges facing these businesses can be both daunting and uncertain. Not only is there very little, if any, assistance for these companies, everyone is walking on egg shells to ensure their licenses are not revoked and they are not fined large sums of money.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded the Obama-era position of the Federal government to not intervene in states that have legalized marijuana. Whether this ends up being a major, minor, or non-issue remains to be seen. This does, however, further encourage individual states and the owners/operators of canna-businesses to focus on compliance.
Although the news of cannabis cultivator busts is not uncommon, a recent incident in California appears to be establishing a seismic shift in the response from law enforcement. You can read the entire Associated Press article on MSN, but here are the highlights: