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EVENTS: Oregon LCC announces workshops on state recreational cannabis tracking system

Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission along with Franwell Metrc™, its vendor partner, will provide a series of workshops across the state of Oregon to give prospective licensees in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana system an overview of the state’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS).  The workshops are the first of four phases of training that will be made available to prospective licensees and licensees.

The first workshops will be presented on Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Portland Expo Center.  There will be two sessions each day; the morning session starts at 8:30 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.

The Portland CTS workshops will be adjacent to the Cannabis Collaborative Conference but admission to the conference is NOT required to attend the CTS training.

Additional workshops are scheduled in and registration is available for:

  • Ashland on Wednesday, February 10
  • Salem on Thursday, February 11
  • Eugene on Wednesday, February 17
  • Newport on Thursday, February 18

A workshop will be scheduled for the Bend area the week of February 22 – 26; registration will be available after a date is selected.  Locations will be announced at a later date.

Participants can register for the workshops here.

The workshops will be open to the following:  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 have a compelling reason for attending, may contact the OLCC to attend a workshop, but attendance will be on a space available basis and is at the discretion of the OLCC and Franwell.

During the half-day workshops, Franwell 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.  Franwell and OLCC representatives will lead a discussion and answer questions about Metrc and the CTS program.

The workshop will include 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.

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.

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