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Metrc Secures First-Ever Cannabis Track-And-Trace Contract with a Tribal Government

The company will help Twenty-Nine Palms to maintain compliance.

Twentynine Palms California

Metrc announced a new contract with the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, a federally recognized Native American tribe located in Southern California, representing the first track-and-trace contract with a Tribal government. Metrc will support the regulation of Twenty-Nine Palms’ cannabis market.

Twenty-Nine Palms has worked to establish diversified economic development and business enterprises on its sovereign lands which are managed by its Business Development Committee and overseen by its elected Tribal Council. Through these efforts, the Tribe employs more than 700 local citizens, invests in and contributes to the surrounding community, and supports the Tribe’s self-determination goals through self-governance.

Metrc’s track-and-trace platform will provide transparency for Twenty-Nine Palms to ensure regulatory compliance, help combat the illicit market, and safeguard the health and well-being of consumers. This is accomplished by facilitating the data collection and regulatory insight for the Tribe’s cannabis market. The Metrc system enables the tracking of all activities impacting the status of a plant or the creation of cannabis-based products, including origin, testing results, handling, and chain-of-custody information, through the company’s unique RFID tag model and software-as-a-service (SaaS) system – this information is then easily accessible to regulators. Seamless data tracking in Metrc also helps optimize inventory control, accurately report sales data, and improve cultivation management.

Metrc holds exclusive government contracts in every region of the U.S., and has a particularly strong presence in the West, where it holds contracts with California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Dakota. While these areas have diverse regulatory frameworks, each jurisdiction shares the common goal of ensuring safe legal cannabis markets.

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