Metrc wasn’t named within the unique lawsuit. The corporate efficiently argued in a June 1 listening to that it must be allowed into the lawsuit as a celebration as a result of the non permanent restraining order interfered with its state contract. The subsequent listening to is scheduled for June 29 in Okmulgee County.
LeeAnn Wiebe, CEO of Apothecary Extracts in Beggs, stated her companies have been all able to go on the Metrc system by April. Apothecary Extracts has a develop operation, manufacturing facility and a dispensary.
She stated Metrc’s prices, for the license and the RFID tags, are lower than 1% of the bills for her Oklahoma companies. She spends rather more to check hashish, with an estimated $2 million in testing prices this 12 months in comparison with $20,000 in Metrc tags.
“Anytime you could have a brand new system, it may be overwhelming or cumbersome and it’s a bit fearful since you don’t realize it,” stated Wiebe, who had a Colorado hashish enterprise that used Metrc. “However shortly after it was carried out, everybody might see the worth in transparency and everybody utilizing the identical system.”
Wiebe stated among the reluctance to make use of the Metrc system may be as a result of it’s straightforward to govern the present system.
“Based mostly on working with a whole lot of growers at this level, and our problem in getting license verification, check outcomes or batch data, 9 of 10 locations we are able to’t work with as a result of they will’t present us that data,” she stated. “I believe most individuals who don’t need Metrc don’t need it as a result of it eliminates these loopholes or that capacity to simply get unregulated product into the market.”