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:
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?
In January of 2018 the State of California announced they would be issuing annual licenses within 180 days and within that time the state track and trace system for cannabis, METRC, would be operational. With METRC integration imminent, now is the time to think about how to track plant movement and inventory levels to start reporting the required data back to the state. The first step you should take is to find a business partner whose software platform will provide value for your business and also assist in helping you make this transition.