OLCC Seeks Applicants For Metrc User Group To Provide Input On Cannabis Tracking System

OLCC Seeks Applicants for Metrc User Group

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is seeking licensees, medical registrants tracked in the Cannabis Tracking System, and employees of licensees or registrants for vacant seats on its Metrc User Group.

What is the Metrc User Group?

The purpose of this group is to identify, prioritize, and vote on enhancements to the OLCC’s Cannabis Tracking System (Metrc). The Metrc User Group is the representative body of licensees, medical registrants, and individuals using the Cannabis Tracking System. The Metrc User Group has been meeting since June 2017 and meets 3 to 4 times annually at the OLCC Headquarters In Milwaukie.

What is this application for?

The Metrc User Group has vacant seats; this application is to apply for one of the vacancies. As many as 20 to 30 new Metrc User Group members will be selected from this application pool to be a member of the Metrc User Group and be asked to attend the next meeting in January or February 2019 as a participant.

Anyone who would like to serve on the Metrc User Group may submit an application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QBZJNF. To be considered, applications must be received by December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

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

Franwell and METRC Withdrawal Proposal; MJ Freeway Is Washington’s New Marijuana Traceability Software

Attention Licensees: The below message was sent yesterday by Deputy Director Peter Antolin to licensees who had written to the Board and staff regarding the marijuana traceability Apparent Successful Vendor and RFID tags.

WASHINGTON: The WSLCB will not require RFID as part of the marijuana traceability project. It’s Request for Proposal (RFP) was clear that the marijuana seed-to-sale traceability system must support a variety of tagging methodologies such as bar codes, RFID, etc. The RFP requirements did not allow a vendor to make any assumptions regarding use of a single tagging methodology or allow vendors to include any such costs affecting the state or our licensees in their proposal. In addition, unique plant and inventory identification numbers will be centrally created, maintained, and made available to third-party software systems via the API. Licensees will also be able to print their own labels, according to an WSLCB press release.

Traceability Advisory Group

As the WSLCB prepared the RFP, it engaged representatives of the major industry trade organizations., and held several meetings together to gather input and clearly communicate its intentions. At the most recent meeting held June 6, the LCB again asked that the representatives of the Traceability Advisory Group communicate with their members about this important point.

Change in Apparent Successful Vendor

The Apparent Successful Vendor (ASV) was not final until contract negotiations were complete and a contract was signed. Earlier today, the initial ASV, Franwell, withdrew its proposal for Washington State.  An ASV is the procurement term used for the highest scoring, responsive vendor.  The WSLCB today announced that second place bidder MJ Freeway is the new ASV.  WSLCB will soon schedule a product demonstration with our Traceability Advisory Group and begin contract negotiations quickly to get this project implemented.

Timeline

This project is on a tight timeline. The new traceability system must be in place Oct. 31, 2017.

UPDATE: Franwell Bows Out As Vendor for WA Marijuana Traceability System

UPDATE: Franwell and METRC Withdrawal Proposal; MJ Freeway Is Washington’s New Marijuana Traceability Software

OLCC To Create Cannabis Tracking System User Groups

OLCC Seeks applicants for Metrc User Group and Training Advisory Groups

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is announcing the formation of three groups to enhance the functionality of and training related to the OLCC’s Cannabis Tracking System (Metrc). The three groups will be:

  • A licensee user group that will prioritize and request system enhancements to Metrc;
  • licensee training advisory group that will recommend training material enhancements (webinars, documentation, etc.); and
  • An API third-party integrator advisory group that will recommend Metrc API certification enhancements.

Anyone who would like to serve on any of the three groups can apply by submitting a brief e-mail application to marijuana@oregon.gov

The deadline to submit an application is May 31, 2017.

Applicants should put “Metrc Advisory Group Application” in the email subject line and specify:

  • Which of the three groups you would like to participate in (only pick one);
  • The licensee or API integrator you will represent on the group; and
  • A brief description of your relevant qualifications and areas of expertise.

Each group will meet quarterly and the first meeting will be held in June or July at OLCC’s Milwaukie office.

Participants for the licensee user group and licensee training advisory group must be a licensee or employee of a licensee.

Questions can be directed to: marijuana@oregon.gov

 

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.”