District of Columbia FAQ

Is there a cost to licensees to use Metrc? If so what are they?

Yes. Metrc charges $40 per month and per license for access to METRC and for ongoing training, support and maintenance. Tags cost $0.45 apiece for plants and $0.25 apiece for package tags.

How does the system work?

METRC is a hosted, real-time system that uses serialized tags with barcode, 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.

What if I have technical issues after the system has deployed?

Metrc LLC has a dedicated team of support staff who will be available to resolve any technical support issues. The support desk can be contacted via phone or email.

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 see any information about any other licensee.

What POS systems will be available with Metrc?

Metrc offers an Interface called an API that allows 3rd party providers the ability to interface. More information can be located in the Validated Integratorspage above.

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. No additional hardware is required, and there is no software to download, install, or maintain. Bar-code and RFID readers are optional. A decision to buy such additional equipment is up to the individual licensee.

How do I get training or a demo of Metrc?

If the you are an active employee working in an active facility within the District of Columbia, you can utilize the training sign up here. When signing up please be prepared to provide a Facility License Number, Company Name, Email, First and Last Name, Phone, and Badge Number.