What the Peeps are Saying
"Thank you for the handy Metrc guide. It's a lovely piece of work and great value to help me give my farm managers an easy overview."
Lauren, Director of Compliance
Missouri Metrc FAQ
On November 6, 2018, 65% of Missouri voters approved constitutional Amendment 2, for the right to access medical marijuana. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services was granted the authority to license and regulate medical marijuana in Missouri.
Seed to sale means tracking a marijuana plant, from its first planting, to its sale, when a consumer or patient purchases the marijuana products at a dispensary. The compliance statewide reporting system allows for full visibility and transparency, with the state’s primary goal to prevent illicit sale and movement of cannabis.
The compliance information that is reported to the state via the Metrc system includes seed or clone purchase, germination dates, planting and harvest dates, strains and batch numbers, harvest batch numbers, testing records, and the contact information of other cannabis business owners that you worked with.
All licensed cannabis businesses are required to use Metrc for tracking and reporting the activity and movement of cannabis products through the cannabis supply chain. In order comply with Missouri’s regulations, all cannabis cultivators must:
- Hold an active, annual license
- Register and complete Metrc training
- Order and receive Metrc tags
- Adhere to reporting requirements
One clarification we feel important to make: Metrc is not a compliance system. It’s simply a software tool that allows cannabis operators to report data to the state. This may seem like a small detail, but there are many actions that can be performed in Metrc that are not compliant with Missouri state regulations.
Metrc Training in Missouri
Cannabis businesses in Missouri must all undergo official Metrc training which can be accessed here. In addition, Metrc will announce any in-person training on a bulletin on their site.
3rd party consultancies like our friends at RMCC (Rocky Mountain Cannabis Consulting ) provide Metrc training, compliance audit and general Metrc support to the cannabis industry across the US. Considering how sparse Metrc’s library of videos/articles is, it may be a good idea to seek supplemental training and assistance elsewhere.
In Missouri, all licensees must pay a $40 monthly support fee. This covers Metrc support and training. Licensees must also purchase the tags for their plants and marijuana products. Cannabis plant tags are $0.45 per tag while package tags are $0.25 per tag.
4 Tips to Stay Compliant
- Perform regular inventory management + reconciliation
- Train yourself and others on your team
- Create a culture of compliance
- Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
How Software Can Help
Trym automates compliance with Missouri Metrc. While some smaller cannabis businesses choose to enter information by hand or upload spreadsheets into Metrc, others enlist the help of a 3rd party seed to sale software company, like Trym.
Automation centralizes data in an organization. Trym connects to the state system via Metrc API. The connection streamlines reporting compliance data. Instead of inputting data into Metrc, cultivators choose Trym for its better usability and added value from its tools like task management and crop steering for higher yields.