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Benefits to Government

Government partnership

Cannabis legalization immediately tasks governments with a host of challenging demands, including protecting public health, establishing new testing and tracking protocols, and securing the regulated market against illicit product. Metrc is a powerful ally in advancing all of these interests.

Metrc works closely with government agencies to reflect the particular needs of each jurisdiction’s regulatory landscape. When market conditions require policy adjustments or are impacted by legislative or executive directives, Metrc brings the system into alignment without costly change fees or system-wide shutdowns. In a new industry, this kind of flexibility is invaluable.

Our responsiveness as a state government partner has been a hallmark of Metrc’s success. In 2019, the Colorado Office of the State Auditor called Metrc the “cornerstone of the state’s regulatory structure for medical and retail marijuana.”

Streamline inspection and reporting

EFFICIENT: Metrc eases inspection burdens

Using handheld RFID scanners, state inspectors can perform necessary inspections in a fraction of the time. Audits can be performed daily by inventory managers, easing the lift of regularized reporting.

INFORMED: Metrc data enhances policy

Metrc eases the reporting burden on governments, empowering agents and staff with up-to-the-minute data about market performance, sales growth, tax revenue, and enforcement.

Safeguard health and security

SECURE: Metrc safeguards the marketplace

Our system protects against fraud by being the only track-and-trace provider to manufacture our own chip-embedded RFID tags, ensuring centralized, consistent, and counterfeit-proof production.

SAFE: Metrc protects public health

Our track-and-trace system allows regulators to quickly identify, isolate, and recall plants and packages that have been tested for contamination by laboratories and deemed unsafe.

Interface showing Metrc's tracking data
Shipping containers in a row, seen from above

Advance supply chain transparency

COMPREHENSIVE: Metrc expands regulator oversight

Metrc provides regulators with information on every regulated cannabis product sold in a jurisdiction, including cultivation data, harvest yield, testing results, chain-of-custody information, and transport details.

TRANSPARENT: Data delivered in real-time

Data automatically input into Metrc’s system through its open API interface ensures accurate and timely tracking information is available as it happens. Transfers and point-of-sale data, incoming packages and even the identities of handlers, are all measures accessible to inspectors.

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