Metrc awarded Oklahoma’s medical marijuana traceability contract

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Florida-based cannabis traceability company Metrc locked down the contract for Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program, bringing the firm’s total track-and-trace pacts to 14 states and the District of Columbia.

All marijuana businesses in Oklahoma will be required to either integrate with or input their information into Metrc.

The implementation is expected to take six months for the state’s almost 10,000 licensees.

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority said in a release the contract creates a system to track cannabis plants and products from seed to sale as part of the office’s move toward greater accountability and safety.

“The seed-to-sale system will greatly expand our compliance capabilities and improve the effectiveness and speed of any future recall efforts,” OMMA Interim Director Dr. Kelly Williams said in the release.

“It will also allow us to detect unusual patterns that may indicate product diversion.”

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana market is considered very business-friendly with a high number of dispensaries per resident and more than 300,000 patients registered in the program.