Only nine of California’s 627 licensed dispensaries are entering data into the state’s $60M track and trace system. And of the 1,000+ licensed manufacturing companies, only 93 are actively participating.

The state’s Metrc system, produced by Florida-based Franwell, has been operational since January 2018. The delays are due largely to problems with licensing and training.

Instead of entering data electronically, businesses are turning in paper records enforced by an honor system, says Patrick Vo, CEO of Franwell competitor BioTrackTHC.

State regulators have received more than 50,000 paper manifests and say they are unaware of any enforcement cases triggered by fraudulent or altered paper records.

More California headaches:

But, everyone seemed to have fun at the Hall of Flowers B2B show in Santa Rosa.
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