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:
- Near Santa Barbara, marijuana and avocado farmers are at odds over pesticides. Sprayers won’t serve avocado orchards for fear of contaminating pot crops and getting sued.
- State pot tax revenue is well below projections. ???? WW California has more.
- Outbound pot smuggling is way up at LAX since legalization. The L.A. Times found someone who was arrested after allegedly recruiting mules at the airport.
- A jury resolved some of an ugly dispute at Orange County dispensary South Coast Safe Access. ???? WW California has more.
Orange County Register
- Canna Law Blog discusses the perils of working with social media “influencers.”
- Two businesses are disputing Nevada’s licensing process.