Although the question is.. are there actually any dispensaries operating at the moment anyway because of the protests?
Talk about the week from hell for Michigan cannabis retail operators. We do feel for you.
Cannabis Business Times reports
The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) sent an advisory to stakeholders Monday morning announcing it was aware of problems with METRC, the state’s cannabis tracking system. The system has been down since 8 a.m. local time. That system now is back online as of 10:45 a.m. local time.
The agency directed cannabis business operators to follow its approved contingency plan during the outage. Per MRA’s bulletin:
- Licensees should record the transfers or transactions during this time outside of the METRC system either within their own third-party system used to integrate with METRC or a stand-alone tracking system.
- Licensees will need to record all the information normally recorded within METRC during transfers and transactions including but not limited to licensee number, package source tag number, package number, patient number, caregiver number, amount from purchase, date and time of purchase or transfer.
- Licensees must update METRC with all transfer and transaction information within 24 hours of system restoration.
- Licensees must review the data uploaded to METRC and determine if there were any over-sales transactions to include sales over 2.5 ounces of marijuana in one day or 10 ounces of marijuana in 30 days. If there were any sales that exceeded the allowable amount for purchase, the licensee must submit the sale information to the MRA within 72 hours at MRA-Compliance@michigan.gov.