Subject:
Retirement of External Transfers
Bulletin Number:
State_IB_0003
Distribution Date:
December 18, 2019
Effective Date:
January 15, 2020
Contact point:
Metrc® Support
Reason:
To inform licensees that external transfers can no longer be used in California to ship or receive cannabis and cannabis products beginning January 15, 2020
Hard copy of Bulletin:
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Greetings Metrc Users,

As of January 15, 2020, California is retiring External Transfer and Temporary Transporter functionality in Metrc.

External Transfer functionality in Metrc was intended to be used solely for the purposes of shipping cannabis and cannabis products to, and receiving cannabis and cannabis products from, businesses granted a temporary license to work in the cannabis industry in California. As there are no remaining temporary licenses in California, Metrc will be reconfigured on January 15, 2020, to disable External Transfer functionality, as well as the ability to access the Temporary Transporters in California.

Transfers Menu Changes

Currently, the Transfers menu in Metrc displays an option to access the External Transfer functionality as show in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1: Current Transfers Menu

On January 15, 2020, the Transfers menu will no longer display an option for External Transfer as shown in Figure 2 below, preventing you from accessing the External Transfers page.

Figure 2: Transfers Menu as of January 15, 2020

In addition, on January 15, 2020, the generic Temporary Transporter licensees, shown in Figure 3, will no longer be available for selection when registering a licensed transfer, preventing you from utilizing a CCTT-Metrc non-enabled licensee for transport purposes.

Figure 3: Generic Temporary Transporters

***Action Required Prior to January 15, 2020***

Complete All External Transfers

Prior to January 15, 2020, you must complete any pending External Transfers.

To see if you have any pending External Transfers, select External from the Transfers menu.

Then select the Incoming tab on the External Transfers page. If a Complete button displays on any row, you must either select the Complete button shown in Figure 4 below to record your acceptance or rejection of the products from the temporary licensee. Or, if the transfer was created in error and/or you never physically received the product specified in the transfer, select the Void button to cancel the transfer.

Figure 4: External Transfers – Incoming Tab

Next, select the Outgoing tab. If a Complete button displays on any row, you must either select the Complete button shown in Figure 5 below to accurately record whether the destination licensee accepted or rejected the products you shipped to them. Or, if the transfer was created in error and/or you never physically transferred the product specified in the transfer, select the Void button to cancel the transfer and return the product to your inventory.

Figure 5: External Transfers – Outgoing Tab

Download/Print External Transfer Manifests

You will lose access to the External Transfers page on January 15, 2020. As you must reconcile your records related to external transfer manifests, you should save or print a copy of any missing manifests prior to January 15, 2020 to ensure records are retained pursuant to Business & Professions code 26160.

To save or print a copy of a particular manifest, select the manifest in the grid to highlight it and select the View Manifest button on the Incoming or Outgoing tabs as shown in Figure 6 below. While viewing the manifest, you can choose to print the manifest or save the pdf file using your browser functions.

Figure 6: View External Manifest

Order Metrc Package Tags

Going forward, manifests must be generated out of Metrc, and only tagged products can be included on a Metrc manifest. If you have not yet ordered package tags for your license, you must immediately do so in time to receive the tags prior to January 15, 2020. Please allow up to 10 business days for tag delivery.

Please feel free to contact support at support@metrc.com or 877-566-6506 with any questions.

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