Navigating Metrc, the majority of the legal cannabis industry’s essential tracking system, can be challenging. Mandated on a state level, stakes in this system can have severe consequences, from fines to suspension or even losing your license. Here are 3 common Metrc pitfalls and how to avoid them.


  1. Inaccurate Data Entry

Human error is unavoidable, and even Metrc acknowledges this. But in Metrc, it can lead to serious issues if it happens too frequently or intentionally. Discrepancies between your reported and actual inventory can trigger regulatory scrutiny and a wide array of penalties, depending on your state’s regulations. Implement double-checking protocols and consider using ancillary platforms with automation tools to reduce manual entry errors and add an additional layer of oversight and accountability.


  1. Irregular Reconciliation

Consistent reconciliation between your Metrc data and physical inventory is crucial to avoid escalating discrepancies that could result in a Metrc cleanup, bringing with it regulatory scrutiny and penalties. Conduct daily inventory counts and utilize integrated systems to maintain synchronization between physical and digital inventory. Implementing automated reconciliation tools can help reduce errors and ensures compliance with state regulations, enhancing operational efficiency and transparency.


  1. Non-Compliance with Testing Procedures

Every state has specific chain of custody and testing requirements. Ignoring these can result in product recalls, fines, and damage to your reputation. Stay informed about your state’s testing regulations, maintain detailed SOPs, and train your staff thoroughly on the ins and outs of testing standards in Metrc and according to your state’s regulations.


These are just a few of the common mistakes. For a deeper dive into how to protect your business, download our comprehensive PDF guide. Ensure your operations remain compliant and efficient by understanding and avoiding these pitfalls.


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