In California’s Metrc-enabled world, effectively tracking your inventory is the only path to compliance. But regardless of whether you’re in a track-and-trace state or not, having the right tools to support world-class inventory management practices is key to your dispensary’s success.
More than 20 years after California became the first state to legalize the sale of medical marijuana, it has blossomed into the largest legal cannabis market in the world. And as of January 1, 2020, the Golden State has added yet another ‘first’ to its ever-growing list of accolades: the first state in the country with a comprehensive data policy to protect consumers’ personal information (PI).
Back in January of last year, California’s cannabis industry braced themselves as METRC’s 6-month emergency regulations took effect. Then, as July 1st neared, and the introductory window came to a close, the industry held their breath in anticipation of the state’s track and trace system (CCTT) coming online in full force. But instead of awarding operators with their permanent annual licenses as expected, the state decided to issue blanket extensions to all temporary license holders instead — and did this repeatedly until the end of 2018.