Written by Amanda Drapes on Mar 08, 2021
Selected last year as Oklahoma’s mandated seed-to-sale tracking system, last week Metrc began its roll-out starting with state-wide online training of licensees. But what comes next?
Although we are still waiting on State Supplemental Guide which will define exactly how Oklahoma Cultivation Licensees are required to track their plants life cycle, here is what we know so far:
With so much still riding on the details yet to come, below you will find the information you need to prepare for the switch to Metrc.
For those looking for a centralized list of how to get started with Metrc, here it is:
If you are searching for assistance with your Track-and-Trace and Metrc management, reach out to our team to learn more about our Platform as well as our Metrc Managemer Packages.
Although the standard process of day-to-day functions in the garden will stay the same, cultivations will need to make some adjustments in order to remain compliant with Metrc.
Purchasing | Seed and plant purchases can only be from other Oklahoma licensees. This means no more out of state purchases.
Garden Reporting | All actions required by the state to report will need to be entered into Metrc within 3 days (72 hrs) of the execution of that action. GroLens users will see their Metrc accounts automatically updated when the actions are completed in the GroLens web or Mobile app.
Data Entry | Metrc actions are for the most part unforgiving across the board. Once data/information/actions are entered many are unable to be undone without starting from the beginning which wastes time and tags. Make sure to accurately enter information in order to refrain from creating additional work. The creation and enforcement of SOP’s are proven way to prevent mistakes from happening. GroLens users are given access to a SOP template that guides you through the creation of your SOP’s, and are able to utilize our support team and expansive helpdesk to troubleshoot Metrc mistakes whenever required.
Monthly Reporting | Metrc will directly report to OMMA removing the required monthly OMMA reports
Plant Tracking | Metrc will require a specific naming convention be applied to plant groups in their seedling/clone phases, then will move to tracking plants individually by plant tag starting in Veg. Cultivators will be required to implement required naming conventions and plant tagging in order to remain compliant.
Having worked through multiple state Metrc transitions, we know its a big change, and there will be some bumps in the road as OMMA onboards its users to Metrc. Keep in mind:
For so many, the switch from OMMA monthly reporting to the demands of continuous structured data entry into a complex web application is intimidating, especially within such a compact timeline. Make sure you know what you and your team are capable of, and if needed, what your options are. Compliance data entry takes time, and adjusting to the new workflows of Metrc will take time. GroLens offers users both the option to utilize a simplified grower-centric dashboard to manage their Metrc accounts, or for those that lack the current bandwidth on their team, Metrc data management by one of our Metrc and Track-and-Trace experts! Connect with us to learn more about how me can help you transition and manage your Metrc!