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What is Metrc?
Developed by Franwell, Metrc is an abbreviation for Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance. Metrc is the cannabis industry standard track-and-trace solution for seed-to-sale supply chain visibility used by state regulators and cannabis businesses in the majority of legal cannabis markets. Metrc combines advanced software, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, and a secure database to track cannabis from growth, harvest, and processing to testing, transport, and sale.Learn more about Metrc
What is Flowhub?
Flowhub is the original Metrc integration partner with 8+ years of cannabis compliance experience. In 2014, Flowhub’s Founder and CEO Kyle Sherman lobbied the Colorado Department of Revenue to build the Metrc API so that third-party software providers could send information directly to the database instead of manual data entry. Today, Flowhub’s dispensary management and payments platform helps thousands of retailers stay compliant, streamline operations, and sell more cannabis.Explore Flowhub Maui™
Metrc and Flowhub are better together.
Automate sales reporting
Push sales reports to Metrc daily or in real time depending on your state regulatory requirements.
Audit and reconcile inventory
Quickly fix cannabis product inventory discrepancies with full transparency and control directly within the point of sale.
Use a simple workflow to verify Metrc package tags and add inventory to Flowhub with pre-populated Metrc batch data.
Complete delivery order manifests
Automate Metrc retail sales delivery manifests with compliance safeguards, ensuring the manifest is pushed to Metrc with correct driver, route, and delivery time information.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
What is a Metrc integration?
A Metrc integration refers to the process of seamlessly connecting a cannabis business's internal systems with the Metrc platform. This functionality allows for real-time tracking and reporting of cannabis inventory, sales, and other critical data points, ensuring compliance with state regulations. By automating data transfer between internal systems and Metrc, businesses can reduce manual errors, streamline operations, and enhance efficiency.
How do Metrc integrations work?
Integrating with Metrc involves the following steps:
- API Integration: Cannabis businesses leverage Metrc's Application Programming Interface (API) to establish a connection between their internal systems and the Metrc platform. The API enables the secure transfer of data in real time, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.
- Data Mapping: Once the API connection is established, businesses map the data fields from their internal systems to the corresponding fields in Metrc. This step ensures that the information is accurately transferred and synchronized between the two platforms.
- Testing and Validation: After data mapping, businesses perform thorough testing and validation to ensure the seamless flow of data between their internal systems and Metrc. This step helps identify and resolve any potential issues before full-scale integration.
- Ongoing Monitoring and Maintenance: Once the integration is complete, businesses must continually monitor the data transfer and perform regular maintenance to address any issues or system updates. This proactive approach ensures the integrity of the integration and sustained compliance.
Why is a Metrc integration necessary for cannabis businesses?
Metrc integrations are necessary for cannabis businesses to ensure compliance with state regulations, streamline operations, and maintain accurate record-keeping.
What are the benefits of integrating with Metrc?
Metrc integration is of paramount importance in the cannabis industry due to the stringent regulatory requirements imposed by state authorities. Compliance with these regulations is essential to operate legally and maintain the trust of customers and stakeholders. By integrating with Metrc, cannabis businesses can achieve:
- Real-time Tracking: Metrc integration enables businesses to track their cannabis inventory, from seed to sale, in real time. This level of visibility ensures accurate record-keeping and facilitates prompt identification of any discrepancies or compliance issues.
- Automated Reporting: Integrating with Metrc automates the reporting process, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the risk of errors. Businesses can generate compliance reports effortlessly, saving time and resources.
- Batch Tracking: Metrc integration enables batch-level tracking, allowing businesses to monitor the movement of specific groups of cannabis products. This feature is crucial for proper inventory management including recalls, quality control, and ensuring product safety.
- Data Synchronization: Integrating with Metrc ensures that all data pertaining to cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sales are synchronized between the internal systems and the Metrc platform. This synchronization eliminates data inconsistencies and provides a single source of truth for compliance-related information.
Which states use Metrc?
How do I report to Metrc?
Many states are mandated to report sales as they happen in real time, such as Maryland and Oklahoma. If this is a cannabis compliance requirement in your market, Flowhub has built-in, live-sync functionality that automatically reports each sale to Metrc after the transaction is complete.
If you are not required to report sales from your point of sale to Metrc in real-time, you have options. Learn more here.