Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) just announced that Metrc has been awarded the contract for their statewide seed-to-sale tracking system. In a press release issued on September 18th, 2020; OMMA stated that this move is part of a greater effort aimed at ensuring accountability and safety throughout the state of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry.
Oklahoma currently has almost 10,000 active cannabis business licenses and over 342,000 active patient licenses. OMMA’s partnership with Metrc will provide greater regulation in the industry while reinforcing patient safety.
What is Metrc?
Metrc is the regulatory cannabis system that’s trusted in more states than any other. Currently operating in 14 states, this system provides transparency in the supply chain by tracking and recording events, in real time. With the use of Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, data can automatically be recorded and stored. This data is then instantly uploaded into Metrc’s system to be reported to the appropriate regulatory authorities.
Once data is uploaded into Metrc, it cannot be changed. Because Metrc is the single point of truth, all information entered into the system needs to be 100% accurate. Errors or inaccuracies reported in the system can result in hefty fines and penalties. In order to prevent this, it’s important to ensure all employees in your facility are properly trained to use Metrc.
How Do I Get My Business Integrated With Metrc?
OMMA’s full integration with Metrc is expected to take about six months. This will help ensure existing businesses have an opportunity to prepare. Don’t wait until the last minute, getting your cannabis business fully integrated with Metrc doesn’t happen overnight.
While Metrc is new to the state of Oklahoma, the experts at Existo are very familiar with the ins and outs of this system. Existo is the most validated Metrc integrator in the United States. We have assisted all facility types, ranging from growers to dispensaries, make the transition to Metrc an easy one. Our experts will create a Metrc compliance program customized to fit your business and provide assistance along the way as requirements frequently change.
Contact us today to get your cannabis business integrated with Metrc.