Metrc Rhode Island Guide

Covering both medicinal and recreational cannabis and hemp markets

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.

Metrc in Rhode Island 101

Metrc is the official statewide track-and-trace system for Rhode Island's medical and recreational cannabis programs. The state's Office of Cannabis Regulation (OCR) is responsible for the licensing and regulatory oversight of not only licensed cannabis operations in Rhode Island but also its industrial hemp cultivators and handlers and CBD consumable distributors and retailers.

In 2006, Rhode Island enacted the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, thereby legalizing medical marijuana. Subsequently, in May 2022, Governor Daniel McKee signed the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, authorizing the personal use and licensed retail sale of cannabis to adults in Rhode Island. 

Approved Rhode Island 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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Do I have to use Metrc in Rhode Island? 

Yes. the OCR requires all licensed cannabis businesses to register, utilize, and comply with Metrc's track and trace system. Please note, the OCR also regulates the state's industrial hemp and CBD consumable industry, yet neither are subjected to government track-and-trace requirements.

How do I get Metrc training?

As the OCR awards cannabis licenses, Metrc will provide training that is specific to the state of Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island cannabis license holders to effortlessly oversee their seed-to-sale operations while ensuring compliance with the state-mandated track and trace requirements.

Our Customers Who Flourish in Rhode Island

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