Plant Waste (Metrc Manual)

The following guidelines apply to plant waste: 

1.    Plant waste must be recorded within three business days of destruction. In Metrc plant waste can be recorded by Immature Plant Lot, Flowering Plant or by Room. 

2.    Waste can also be recorded by Harvest Batch. See Metrc User Guide for details.

3.    When recording Flowering Plant waste, the waste from multiple plants can be recorded as a single waste event but the flowering plants contributing to the waste must be individually identified.

4.    If a plant is no longer viable, the waste must be recorded prior to recording its destruction.

Record Immature Plant Lot Waste

On the Immature tab in the Plants area, select the Record Waste button shown in Exhibit 38 to access the Record Plant Batches Waste page.

  1. Waste Method Drop Down. Use this drop-down to identify how the waste was handled. Waste methods defined by the State are: Compost, Self-Haul, or Waste-Hauler.
  2. Material Mixed. Specify any material that was combined with the waste while performing the Waste Method. If the Waste Method did not require this step, enter None.
  3. Waste Weight. Enter the weight of the waste.
  4. Reason Drop Down. Use this drop-down to explain why the waste occurred. Waste reasons defined by the State are listed in Exhibit 39.

    Waste Reason

    Reason Usage

    Contamination

    Degradation of plant(s) by environmental elements such as pests, filth/foreign material, mold/mildew.

    Damage

    Damage to the plant(s).

    Failure to Thrive

    Failure to grow or develop vigorously.

    Male Plants

    The plant(s) is male.

    Mandated Destruction

    Cannabis plant(s) is destroyed as a result of a State– or local authority–mandated or –supervised process, a response to a health department advisory, or another similar circumstance.

    Pesticides

    Improper usage and application of pesticides on plant(s).

    Pruning

    Cannabis byproduct produced during pruning of plant(s).

  5. Optional Note. Use this optional field to provide additional information related to the waste.
  6. Waste Date. Enter the date the waste event occurred.
  7. Plant Batch. Specify the Immature Plant Lot that produced the waste. 
  8. Add Button. Select this button to create another batch of immature plant waste simultaneously.
  9. Clear Button. Select this button to clear the current information that has been entered into the fields for the waste record.
  10. Record Waste Button. Select this button to save the waste record in Metrc.
  11. Cancel Button. Select this button to disregard the entries on the Record Plant Batches Waste page.  

Record Flowering Plant Waste

On the Flowering tab in the Plants area, select the Record Waste button to access the Record Flowering Plant Waste page shown in Exhibit 40.

  1. Waste Method Drop Down. Use this drop-down to identify how the waste was handled. Waste methods defined by the State are: Compost, Self-Haul, or Waste-Hauler.
  2. Material Mixed. Specify any material that was combined with the waste while performing the Waste Method. If the Waste Method did not require this step, enter None.
  3. Waste Weight. Enter the weight of the waste.
  4. Reason Drop Down. Use this drop-down to explain why the waste occurred. Waste reasons defined by the State are listed in Exhibit 41.

    Waste Reason

    Reason Usage

    Contamination

    Degradation of plant(s) by environmental elements such as pests, filth/foreign material, mold/mildew.

    Damage

    Damage to the plant(s).

    Failure to Thrive

    Failure to grow or develop vigorously.

    Male Plants

    The plant(s) is male.

    Mandated Destruction

    Cannabis plant(s) is destroyed as a result of a State– or local authority–mandated or –supervised process, a response to a health department advisory, or another similar circumstance.

    Pesticides

    Improper usage and application of pesticides on plant(s).

    Pruning

    Cannabis byproduct produced during pruning of plant(s).

  5. Optional Note. Use this optional field to provide additional information related to the waste.
  6. Waste Date. Enter the date the waste event occurred.
  7. Plant. Use this field to select the Flowering Plant that produced the waste. Type part of the number, or use the magnifying glass to display a list of all plants.
  8. Add Plants Button. Select this button to select additional Flowering Plants which participated in producing the waste.
  9. Subtract Plants Button. Select this button to remove Flowering Plants previously specified as having contributed to the waste.
  10. Add Button. Select this button to create another waste event simultaneously.
  11. Clear Button. Select this button to clear the current information that has been entered into the fields for the waste record.
  12. Record Waste Button. Select this button to save the waste record.
  13. Cancel Button. Select this button to disregard the entries on the Record Flowering Plant Waste page.

Record Waste by Room

On the Waste tab in the Plants area, select the Record Waste by Room button to access the Record Room Plants Waste page shown in below.

  1. Waste Method Drop Down. Use this drop-down to identify how the waste was handled. Waste methods defined by the State are: Compost, Self-Haul, or Waste-Hauler.
  2. Material Mixed. Specify any material that was combined with the waste while performing the Waste Method. If the Waste Method did not require this step, enter None.
  3. Waste Weight. Enter the weight of the waste.
  4. Reason Drop Down. Use this drop-down to explain why the waste occurred. Waste reasons defined by the State are listed in Exhibit 43.

    Waste Reason

    Reason Usage

    Contamination

    Degradation of plant(s) by environmental elements such as pests, filth/foreign material, mold/mildew.

    Damage

    Damage to the plant(s).

    Failure to Thrive

    Failure to grow or develop vigorously.

    Male Plants

    The plant(s) is male.

    Mandated Destruction

    Cannabis plant(s) is destroyed as a result of a State– or local authority–mandated or –supervised process, a response to a health department advisory, or another similar circumstance.

    Waste Reason

    Reason Usage

    Pesticides

    Improper usage and application of pesticides on plant(s).

    Pruning

    Cannabis byproduct produced during pruning of plant(s).

  5. Note. Use this optional field used to provide additional information related to the waste.
  6. Waste Date. Enter the date the waste event occurred.
  7. Room. Use this field to select the Room containing flower plants that produced the waste.
    Type part of the number, or use the magnifying glass to display a list of all rooms.
  8. Add Button. Select this button to create another waste event simultaneously.
  9. Clear Button. Press this button to clear the current information that has been entered into the fields for the waste record.
  10. Record Waste Button. Press this button to save the waste record.
  11. Cancel Button. Press this button to disregard the entries on the Record Room Plants Waste page.

Waste History

The waste events recorded for Immature Plant Lots and Flowering Plants and by Room display on the Waste tab shown in Exhibit 44.

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  1. Waste Method.
  2. Material Mixed. This field displays any material that was combined with the waste while performing the Waste Method.
  3. Waste. This field displays the weight of the waste produced.
  4. Reason. This field explains why the waste occurred. Waste reasons defined by the State are shown in Exhibit 45.

    Waste Reason

    Reason Usage

    Contamination

    Degradation of plant(s) by environmental elements such as pests, filth/foreign material, mold/mildew.

    Damage

    Damage to the plant(s).

    Failure to Thrive

    Failure to grow or develop vigorously.

    Male Plants

    The plant(s) is male.

    Mandated Destruction

    Cannabis plant(s) is destroyed as a result of a State– or local authority–mandated or –supervised process, a response to a health department advisory, or another similar circumstance.

    Pesticides

    Improper usage and application of pesticides on plant(s).

    Pruning

    Cannabis byproduct produced during pruning of plant(s).

  5. Total Plants. This field displays the total number of plants that produced the waste.
  6. Waste Date. This field displays the date the waste event took place.
  7. Plant Batch. This field displays the Immature Plant Lot that produced the waste. This field will be blank for Flowering Plant waste.
  8. Drop-Down Menu Arrow. This arrow indicates that the file has additional detail available for viewing. Selecting this arrow displays information on the Flowering Plants that contributed to the waste event, as shown in Exhibit 46.
  9. Tag. This field displays the Tag ID of the Flowering Plant that contributed to the waste event.
  10. Current State. This field displays the Current State of the Flowering Plant that contributed to the waste event.
  11. Current Phase. This field displays the Current Phase of the Flowering Plant that contributed to the waste event.
  12. Room. This field displays the room where the Flowering Plant that contributed to the waste event is located.
  13. Waste Weight. This field displays the Waste Weight (the total waste weight divided by the number of Flowering Plants that contributed to the waste event).


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