OLCC Hosts Metrc Licensee User Group Meeting July 11th

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will hold a Metrc Licensee User Group meeting, which is open to the public, on Wednesday July 11, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Metrc is the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) utilized by the state of Oregon.  Members of the public who wish to observe this meeting can preview new functionality in the CTS.

The User Group will also recommend additional changes to the CTS for implementation in fall 2018.  The Metrc Licensee User Group is made up of Oregon licensed producers, processor, wholesalers, retailers, and labs who work to help identify and prioritize system enhancements to the CTS.

Other licensees and members of the public are welcome to attend the user group meeting as observers.  Space for observers will be limited and is first-come, first-served.  Parking at the OLCC headquarters is limited.

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Headquarters

9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Room 103A (Commission Hearing Room)

Portland, OR 97222-7355

WeedTraQR Seed-to-Sale Software Certified For Oregon

WASHINGTON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved WeedTraQR cannabis seed-‐to‐sale tracking software as a validate software provider for Oregon’s recreational marijuana program. The Seattle-based company has developed a platform that is compatible for integration with Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) to meet the inventory traceability needs of the state’s producer, processor, wholesaler, and research.

Operational for over two years in neighboring Washington, with a rapidly expanding roster of clients, WeedTraQR lends proven expertise and hard‐earned credibility to Oregon’s fledgling system. WeedTraQR’s software will allow recreational cannabis producers, processors, and wholesalers to electronically transmit complete and accurate inventory and sales data into the state’s mandatory CTS, saving time and reducing the risk of error.

All OLCC recreational marijuana licensees must participate in Oregon’s CTS; they can choose an approved third-party provider to integrate company sales and inventory data with the state’s system. One of only four providers validated for use by producers and processors, WeedTraQR pragmatically solves the inventory‐tracking requirement in this early industry stage, turning traceability from burden to competitive advantage by supplying clients with data analytics and other operational resources.

WeedTraQR claims to be the first ‘meta’ traceability software, reporting to the CTS in both Washington (BioTrackTHC) and Oregon (Metrc), making it an appealing option for companies with national aspirations and for those who currently license products in multiple states who want a consistent interface for all facilities.

Touted by Washington’s recreational industry as the easiest‐to‐use, most efficient and responsive inventory platform in the cannabis space, WeedTraQR will focus on producers and processors in Oregon and will also support wholesale and research licensees.

“We like that we’re taking  a platform agnostic, commodity equipment, agile SaaS model to the cannabis industry. It’s a major advantage to be able to run your grow or processing facility traceability from any mobile device, like a tablet or your smart phone, ”  said company co-founder Eric Ogden.  “We’re technology disruptors. We’re unique in that we’re aligned  with the industry first, while providing competent  and reliable governmental support and reporting.”