PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — More than 400 people attended workshops in Portland last week as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission rolled out the first of three phases of training with the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) for Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana System.
“We want to help our licensees comply with Oregon’s recreational marijuana rules by providing them with a thorough understanding of the CTS system,” said Will Higlin, Senior Director of Compliance and Enforcement with the OLCC, “because the CTS system is the cornerstone of our compliance effort in Oregon’s regulated marijuana market.”
Workshops are scheduled for Ashland and Salem this week, Eugene and Newport next week, and Bend later in February. Participants can register for the workshops here.
The workshops offered by the OLCC, and its vendor partner Franwell Metrc™, provide an overview of the CTS for recreational marijuana license applicants. The workshops will be followed by a second phase of small group training sessions, and a third phase of online webinars both hosted by Metrc.
Qualified licensees must pass a CTS competency test before the OLCC will issue their license.
The workshops being held across Oregon are open to: a recreational marijuana businesses’ primary point of contact (e.g. – business manager, operations manager) plus one employee who has submitted recreational marijuana applications to the OLCC, Oregon Health Authority Medical Marijuana Dispensary licensees, and law enforcers.
Other individuals, who are interested in attending, can register to attend a workshop, but attendance will be at the discretion of the OLCC and Metrc, on a space available basis.
During the half-day workshops, Metrc will provide a detailed overview and demonstration of the Metrc CTS. Workshop participants will learn about Metrc’s functionality, its utilization, and how it will be deployed.
The workshop includes a presentation covering the importance of the CTS, the Metrc implementation schedule, system hardware and cloud requirements, credentialing, serialization and tagging, transfers and sales, and technical support.
Additional workshops are scheduled in and registration is available for:
- Ashland at Southern Oregon University on Wednesday, February 10
- Salem at the Salem Convention Center on Thursday, February 11
- Eugene at Lane Community College on Wednesday, February 17
- Newport at the Best Western Agate Beach on Thursday, February 18
- Bend area (Location TBD) on Thursday, February 25
An on-demand video version of the workshop will be available to the general public in late February.
A link to the workshop registration tool can be found on the OLCC Recreational Marijuana website at www.marijuana.oregon.gov