Louisiana Program Information

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) welcomes you to the Louisiana Medical Marijuana Tracking System (LMMTS) webpage. This site is intended to track from the immature plant stage until the product is sold to a Marijuana Pharmacy or is destroyed.

 

The Metrc LLC Tracking System is an integral part of LDAF’s Medical Marijuana Program by ensuring that medical marijuana will be monitored from the immature plant until it is sold.

Metrc LLC is responsible for the implementation of the technical and operational components of the tracking system. LDAF is responsible for the overall program management, compliance and enforcement of the statutory and regulatory guidelines for the Medical Marijuana Program.

 

We look forward to working with you to ensure a safe, equitable and effectively product for the citizens of this state.

 

Tabitha Irvin

Director, Medical Marijuana Program

La Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry

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The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy is responsible for the regulation of marijuana pharmacies, which includes insuring that medical marijuana products are monitored from their production to their sale in the pharmacies.  Marijuana pharmacies are required to participate in the LMMTS; this ensures the pharmacy’s ability to implement a patient-level recall in the event such an action becomes necessary.

 

For more information about the Board’s rules for marijuana pharmacies, please visit the Board’s website at www.pharmacy.la.gov.

 

FAQs

Q: Does Metrc understand the medical marijuana industry?

A: Metrc provides marijuana inventory tracking solutions for 11 different states and the District of Columbia and has been providing supply chain solutions since 1993.

 

Q: Do I need to purchase any additional hardware such as computers, bar-code readers or RFID readers.

A:  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.  Also, there is no software to download, install, or maintain.

 

Q: Will other licensees be able to see my inventory information in Metrc?

A: 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.

 

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

A: Metrc 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.

 

 

Q:  When can I receive Metrc training and my login?

A:  After the state issues a license number you will be able to receive training.  Once training is successfully completed, you can request login credentials.

Supply Chain Regulatory Structure

This chart emphasizes the medical marijuana product supply chain.  The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry regulates the growing of medical marijuana plants.  The plants are then extracted, manufactured, and tested.  When the final production batch passes all tests and is deemed free of contaminants, the product will be distributed to the medical marijuana pharmacies regulated by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. 

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Important Links

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/medical-marijuana/

For more information on the Allison Neustrom Act R.S. 40:1046 and rules and regulations LAC 7:XLIX - visit the Louisiana Department of

Agriculture and Forestry website at

www.LDAF.state.la.us

 

Integration & API

Overview – The API agreement is between the state and the third-party vendor (TPV).  In Louisiana, the API agreement is currently implied.  There is no formal document to be signed by the TPV and the state.  This may change in the future; you will be notified of such with a deadline to return the agreement to the state.  

 

For third party vendors, the steps to obtain access to the Metrc API in Louisiana are:

 

1. Request API developers documents and complete the information requested and email to api-info@metrc.com.

  • Company Name

  • Company Address

  • Company Website

  • Company Phone Number

  • Primary Contact Name

  • Primary Contact Email

  • Primary Contact Phone Number

  • Secondary Contact Name

  • Secondary Contact Email

  • Secondary Contact Phone Number

  • Name of Software

2. Attend a Metrc training class and complete the test. 

3. Request a test vendor API key for the sandbox.

4. Complete Capability Assessment in the sandbox. A document of the functionality assessment criteria will be provided to you when you submit your request. Requests should be submitted after completion of the Metrc training, not prior.

After these steps are complete and the evaluation is validated, Metrc LLC will issue a production vendor API key. When Metrc sends your production vendor API key, we will also ask for your company and contact information to add it to the Validated Integrator List.

 

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