Since Canix was launched in 2019, it has always supported its users with cannabis regulation by integrating with major state compliance organizations. This includes Metrc, a track and trace system used by states to manage every cannabis plant within its jurisdiction. Metrc does this by requiring unique identifiers be assigned for every single plant by all licensed cannabis businesses.
Metrc also requires companies report on their cannabis plants regularly. Failure to identify plants or to report to Metrc is a violation of cannabis compliance and could result in facility audits, fines or the loss of a license.
Canix eases the use of Metrc for its users a couple of ways. First, it allows users to keep a running tab on their inventory by storing the identification number and information of all cannabis plants in a facility. Secondly, that information is automatically synced to a users Metrc account to ensure reporting is timely and accurate at all times.
Today, Canix actively supports Metrc integrations in 13 states:
- Washington D.C.
All cannabis businesses in a state where Metrc is used is required to use an RFID tag with unique barcodes to identify and track every mature plant they have. This single-plant tracking system has become the cannabis industry standard over the last few years, rather than tracking by harvest batch.
Unless a company uses a fully integrated seed to sale software like Canix, they will be required to manually enter all of their data into the state’s Metrc system. This can be a time consuming task, especially if there are data entry errors along the way.
To further decrease the time spent on data entry and plant tags, businesses in the cannabis industry use he following tech stack:
- Metrc for state cannabis track and trace
- Canix for business intelligence, inventory management, and automated reporting
- Wayfast scales for taking and recording plant weight
There are a lot of third-party software companies that claim to be integrated with Metrc but very few actually have fully functional and useful integrations. It’s best to request a reference from your state when selecting a third party software.
To learn more about Metrc compliance and your state regulations, visit metrc.com.