SICPA provide Medical Cannabis Control Pilot in Yolo County, California

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SICPA  is partnering with Yolo County, California on a medical cannabis control solution pilot using its proven track and trace offering, the Cannabis Control and Compliance Solution, which combines counterfeit-resistant stamps, traceability and enforcement tools, and data management services to create a platform that ensures easy regulatory compliance.

Launching March 1, the program will help confirm medical cannabis in Yolo County complies with local government regulations.

SICPATRACE®, the core technology used with this solution, has been used since 2005 by the California Board of Equalization to effectively track and trace approximately 900 million packs of cigarettes annually, representing more than $835 million in annual excise tax collections.

How it works

Once government regulators approve cannabis business licenses, licensees are given access to a secure, online system that allows them to share key information with other system users throughout the supply chain.

Through a combination of anti-counterfeiting stamps and the secure online system, products are tracked from the individual plant level all the way to point of sale. As a product moves through the supply chain—from cultivator to manufacturer to distributor to dispensary—more information is added to the online system and associated with a particular stamp, this essentially creates a map of a product's journey through the system.

The stamps will also connect patients and consumers to product catalog information through a smartphone app and website. Patients can use these tools to make sure a stamp is valid, retrieve product details, see test results, and more.

SICPA was also partnering with the County of Humboldt, California, on a medical cannabis control. Launched on August 1, 2016, the Humboldt pilot will help ensure that all medical cannabis in the county complies with government regulations including California's Medical Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MCRSA). The medical cannabis industry in California had to comply with the MCRSA before January 1, 2018. <