METRC – Montana
METRC Key Contacts:
Here are all the links you will need to stay up-to-date and informed on Montana METRC compliance.
Montana Cannabis Control Division
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Medical Marijuana Program Reports
Montana METRC FAQ:
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST FOR THE TRACKING SYSTEM?
The state will pay for licensee access to Metrc. Licensees will pay for their own plant and package tags
HOW DO I GET STARTED IN METRC?
Access to Metrc requires an active CCD license. Upon license approval, an email will be sent with login instructions. For additional information, please see the Metrc website and YouTube channel linked above.
WHAT POS SYSTEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH METRC?
Metrc has a list of validated 3rd party integrators available. Please visit the Metrc Montana Website for more information.
IS THERE AN API INTEGRATION WITH METRC?
Yes. Please visit the Metrc Montana Website for more information.
HOW DOES THE SYSTEM WORK?
Metrc is a hosted, real-time system that uses serialized tags with bar-code, human-readable and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags attached to every plant, and labels attached to wholesale packages to track marijuana inventory. Each tag is attached to a plant to facilitate tracking through different stages of growth, as well the drying and curing processes, to the sale of the product.
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE ANY ADDITIONAL HARDWARE SUCH AS COMPUTERS, BAR-CODE READERS, OR RFID READERS?
Metrc is a completely web-hosted system. That means that all access to Metrc is done via the internet and only requires an internet connection and a web browser. Metrc requires no additional hardware. Also, there is no software to download, install, or maintain.
WILL OTHER LICENSEES BE ABLE TO SEE MY INVENTORY INFORMATION?
No. Licensees will only be able to access their own information through Metrc. They will not be able to see any information about any other licensee.
WHAT IF I HAVE TECHNICAL ISSUES?
Metrc has a dedicated team of support staff available to resolve any technical support issues. You can contact the support desk via phone or email.
ARE RFID READERS REQUIRED?
Metrc does not require Bar-code scanners or RFID readers for any Metrc activities. Although the use of these tools can increase productivity and efficiencies, it will be up to each licensee to decide to use Bar-code or RFID readers, but Metrc does not require you to use them.
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FolioGrow METRC Page
FolioGrow and METRC
FolioGrow is pleased to announce that we are now Metrc validated in 11 states, including Colorado. Now, there’s one more crucial way FolioGrow helps you Know More and Grow More.
What Is Metrc?
First, let’s talk about what Metrc is. METRC stands for Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting & Compliance. It is a cloud-based seed-to-sale solution required for licensed cannabis organizations in 14 states. The District of Columbia and Colorado are two states that require Metrc. Metrc is hosted on a web-based portal. In the portal, users log in and interact to report information for their licensed operations.
What Does Metrc Track?
Next, let’s explore what Metrc does and what it tracks. Basically, Metrc focuses on reporting, tracking, and compliance. They primarily track three things. To start, they track what you have on hand. After that, they track how much you have. And, finally, they track where it is in your facility. In addition, Metrc tracks the custody of plants and cannabis products produced or held by a licensed entity. Metrc also tracks all external transfers of plants and products between licensees. Finally, Metrc reports lab testing results for all finished cannabis products that will be sold in a dispensary.
How Does Metrc Work?
You may be wondering how Metrc works. First, cannabis producers (growers) purchase plant and package tags in the Metrc-required states for seed-to-sale tracking. The growers buy the tags through the Metrc platform. Afterward, the tags are embedded with barcodes and RFID technology. As a result, regulatory bodies ensure that plants and products are not illegally diverted to the black market. In summary, the Metrc system tracks and registers every plant, batch, harvest, and cannabis product.
METRC Compliance Required States
METRC compliant required states include the following:
District of Columbia