Metrc’s RFID Technology
The biggest government track-and-trace reporting software in the country is Metrc. They are now contracted by 19 state governments, operating in Alaska, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Metrc’s proprietary RFID technology helps power their whole system. The tagging of mature plants, bundles of products, and consumer retail goods ensures accurate and efficient reporting across the board. RFID helps eliminate the chances of cannabis products being diverted, stolen, or counterfeited. It also helps ensure that plants and products can be tracked down in the case of a product recall.
In the Metrc ecosystem, RFID tags are unfortunately single-use, meaning that cannabis businesses will have to continuously buy more of them for each plant and product they monitor. The good news is that Metric has an open API to integrate with dispensary inventory and smart POS systems. This allows enterprises to automatically upload reports to the state, avoiding the complications and inaccuracies of manual entry.