Metrc Compliance: What is it?
Metrc uses their proprietary RFID tags with unique chips that make it nearly impossible to counterfeit or divert. These RFID tags are made for both plants and products, depending on what stage of the process is being tracked.
Maintain Strict Monitoring
The digitized tagging format that Metrc uses makes it extraordinarily efficient and accurate at tracking all cannabis products. Every marijuana plant, package of edibles, oil, and flower must be accounted for and scanned in at each and every grow site, transport vehicle, and dispensary location.
Moreover, if any irregularities or red flags occur when checking products in and out of facilities, Metrc will notify local government cannabis regulators. This could potentially lead to steep penalties or even temporary or permanent closure for non-compliance.
Thwart Piracy and Illicit Sales
The regulations in the dispensary marketplace are meant to keep cannabis products from being diverted to the black market or across state lines. States where recreational cannabis is legal hope to make sure that intoxicating marijuana products don’t make it into the hands of underage children.
In Case of a Recall
Additionally, if there is a case of tainted or improperly produced cannabis goods, state regulators will easily be able to track down and recall all of that batch. Much like food and beverage supply chains, Metrc can help account for the whereabouts of a bad product in each and every retail location and pull them from the shelves.
Metrc also provides governments with sales insight, illuminating the entire flow of products and revenue state wide. Undoubtedly, this helps states better understand how their tax laws are working, what their residents’ consumption patterns are, and if new initiatives are bringing about desired results.