This information applies to Green Bits customers in states that use Metrc. If you are in a state that is in the process of adopting Metrc, refer to the Metrc migration process FAQ instead.
You must report cannabis sales to your state through Metrc or you could be fined and/or lose your license. You could report sales manually, but Green Bits saves you time and reports sales for you.
After you add your license number and API key to the Traceability page, follow the guidelines for working in Green Bits and restrict the tasks you do in Metrc. If you do this, you can stay in compliance.
This is a one-way relationship: Green Bits reports to Metrc, but if you make changes to your inventory in Metrc, that change won't be reported to Green Bits.
What should I do in Metrc?
When you work in Green Bits, you don't need to manually report your sales to Metrc. There are a few tasks you will always need to do in Metrc:
- Purchase tags: Purchase tags from Metrc for your inventory.
- Accept manifests: After you request a package from your producer, accept the manifest in Metrc.
- Transfer inventory: If you need to return products or transfer part of a package to another store, transfer inventory in Metrc.
You should not do anything else in Metrc. If you do anything else in Metrc, your sales may not report correctly and you may be out of compliance.
What else do I need to know to stay compliant?
Green Bits works with Metrc. Green Bits reports your cannabis sales to Metrc, and your state uses Metrc to make sure your cannabis sales are compliant with cannabis laws.
You may know traceability through Metrc as track and trace, state tracking, seed-to-sale tracking, your state system, or end-to-end trace and track. No matter what you call it, there are a few guidelines to remember to stay compliant once you connect your Green Bits account to Metrc.
- Inventory management: Read our recommendations for managing inventory with Metrc.
- Inventory admin: Follow our guidelines for splitting packages, adjusting inventory, transferring inventory, and closing packages.
- Labels: Make sure your labels include all required information.
- API key updates: In some cases, you may need to update your API key periodically.