The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) has announced that it has signed a contract with Metrc to implement a statewide seed-to-sale system to track cannabis plants and products in the state’s medical cannabis market.
“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 a public statement. “It will also allow us to detect unusual patterns that may indicate product diversion.”
The system will track medical cannabis plants and products from a plant’s growth stage through the sale to patients, and is part of OMMA’s broader efforts to ensure accountability and safety in the state’s medical cannabis market, according to the announcement.
Metrc is a national company with a presence in 14 U.S. states, and offers integration features with many seed-to-sale software systems already in use by individual cannabis licensees. All Oklahoma licensees must now either integrate with Metrc or input their information into the new system.
Full implementation of the system is expected to take up to six months, according to OMMA’s announcement.
“We know that businesses will have many questions in the coming weeks, and we will answer them as quickly as possible,” Williams said.