Here at Treez, we’re proud to work with dispensaries that put compliance and inventory accuracy at the top of their priorities list. Because much like us, our clients understand that compliance is the foundation of being a top-tier operator, and there’s no way to the top without it. Which is why we challenge every operator to ask themselves, “Why is it important to own my shop’s Metrc compliance?” After all, compliance is notoriously time-consuming, complex, and not all that fun (unless you’re compliance nerds like us, of course!). And while that may be true, remaining compliant in a heavily regulated industry is the bedrock of your success as a modern cannabis dispensary operator.
If you’re a California cannabis business operator, Metrc needs to be top of mind. So as you wait for your provisional/annual license to be awarded, you might be wondering “what does going live on Metrc mean for me?”While there are plenty of strict regulatory hurdles that lie outside of your control, there are a few key factors within your control that can greatly impact how successful you’ll be in a track-and-trace world.
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.