Metrc California Guide

Flourish Software is fully integrated with the Metrc Track and Trace System

Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance), is one of the leading providers of state-mandated regulatory and compliance seed-to-sale technology used to trace and trace cannabis throughout the supply chain.

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Since 2017, California has used Metrc as its statewide track-and-trace system. The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) and Metrc have worked together to serve the needs of California cannabis businesses better.

A pioneer in state legalization, California voted on and passed Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, becoming the first state to legalize the use of medical cannabis. In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use Marijuana Act, and legalized recreational cannabis use. With the passing of Prop 64, California became the fifth state to fully legalize cannabis.

The DCC grants licenses based on the specific type of cannabis activity your business intends to undertake. These license types are for:

  • Cultivator 
  • Processor/Manufacturer
  • Distributor
  • State Testing Laboratory
  • Retail Dispensary
  • Event Organizer (where cannabis will be sold)

If your business plans to engage in multiple activities, you may require more than one license. Approved California cannabis license holders must implement and stay compliant with Metrc.

How Flourish Software Can Help

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Make informed decisions with detailed reports and analytics.

Flourish provides a robust set of pre-built reports and dashboards to help you make data-driven decisions including:
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Bypass the Metrc Interface while staying compliant.

With the most comprehensive integration with Metrc on the market, Flourish seamlessly pushes all necessary info to Metrc live, without users having to navigate two separate systems.
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Save time and resources with full inventory tracking.

Flourish is a centralized system to track inventory and supply chain processes, from seed to sale. Automate and streamline tasks such as product tracking, ordering, receiving, and shipping, and get real-time visibility into cannabis and non-cannabis inventory levels and product movements.

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Connect all your systems & increase efficiency.

We've integrated with the industry's best tools including CRM, e-commerce, finance, logistics, and compliance integrations. 

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"Flourish has made inventory counting simple and more accurate, which is essential when working with fast-moving inventory. The inventory control reports are fundamental to running our operation in terms of production planning, and we rely on them heavily."

Andrew Freeman
Aperture Brands


Do I have to use Metrc in California? 

Yes. The DCC requires all licensed cannabis businesses to register, utilize, and comply with Metrc's track and trace system.

How do I get Metrc training?

As the AMCC awards medicinal cannabis licenses, Metrc will provide training that is specific to the state of Alabama and its respective regulatory statutes.

Note: Metrc training is required as part of establishing compliance with their track-and-trace system. 

Am I required to purchase any additional hardware for Metrc compliance? 

Metrc operates as a web-based system, accessible exclusively through the internet with the simple prerequisites of an internet connection and a web browser. There is no need to download, install, or maintain any software nor purchase any additional hardware.

How does Metrc's trace-and-track system work?

Metrc uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) serialized single-use tags to trace cannabis plants, products, and packages throughout its lifecycle, including cultivation, processing, transportation, and sale.

How does Flourish simplify the use of Metrc? 

Flourish provides a seamless Metrc integration with its API, allowing Alabama medical cannabis license holders to effortlessly oversee their seed-to-sale operations while ensuring compliance with the state-mandated track and trace requirements.

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