CalCannabis – METRC OnBoarding & Appellations

CalCannabis – METRC OnBoarding & Appellations

CalCannabis – METRC OnBoarding & Appellations – represents very substantial news from CalCannabis.

METRC OnBoarding Guidance – 

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities have published a new five-step guide for annual licensees to follow when using the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT) system.

The CCTT system will be used statewide to record the inventory and movement of cannabis and cannabis products through the commercial cannabis supply chain. This system will be used by all state cannabis licensees, including those with licenses for cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, retail, distribution, testing labs, and microbusinesses. 

Additional information on the CCTT system, including the five-step guide for using CCTT, can be found in the links provided below. 

Five Steps for Using the Track-and-Trace System:

Frequently Asked Questions About the Track-and-Trace System:

CCTT System General Information:

In January 2018, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, in coordination with

CalCannabis - METRC OnBoarding & Appellations
CDFA CalCannabis

the California Bureau of Cannabis Control launched the Only licensees holding an ANNUAL COMMERCIAL Cannabis Track-and-Trace system, using Metrc software (CCTT- CANNABIS LICENSE is required to use the CCTT-Metrc system. Metrc). CCTT-Metrc uses unique identifiers (UIDs) for reporting the movement of cannabis and cannabis products through the licensed commercial cannabis distribution chain. 

You can find much more detail on METRC here.

CDFA Announces CalCannabis Appellations Project Public Workshops

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will hold six public workshops throughout California in September to solicit input on establishing a framework for the CalCannabis Appellations Project. CDFA is required to develop a process allowing licensed cultivators to establish appellations of standards, practices, and varietals applicable to cannabis grown in a certain geographical area in California. The purpose of this first round of workshops is to get input from cultivators and other stakeholders on how the cannabis appellations process should be developed.


Use of geographical indications—such as a county of origin—on products provides additional information to consumers while protecting producers from misleading origin claims made by other producers. California Business and Professions Code § 26063 and Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations section 8212(b) allows licensed cannabis cultivators to designate a county of origin for the cannabis they produce. A cannabis product may be labeled, advertised, and marketed using the appropriate county of origin designation.

For a cannabis product to be designated as originating from a county, 100 percent of the cannabis in the product must have been produced within the designated county, as defined by finite political boundaries. If a product does not meet this standard, the name of a California county, including any similar name that could mislead consumers about a product’s origin, shall not be used for the product’s advertising, labeling, marketing, or packaging.

CalCannabis – METRC OnBoarding & Appellations

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