Acronyms and Glossary (Metrc Manual)

  • Adjustment - A reported change in the quantity of packaged inventory, requiring a reason, such as water loss.
  • Buds - The harvested flower part of the plant.
  • Business Licensee - A business licensed by the State to grow, process, and/or sell medical marijuana. A business licensee may conduct business with other business licensees, with vendors, and/or with patients. 
  • Concentrate - An amount of marijuana, in concentrated form, processed on a given date and having a specified weight. This marijuana inventory may be sold or transferred by weight or processed by weight into a Processor. Prior to transfer, bulk concentrate inventory must be packaged into one or more containers, each having a unique RFID tag.
  • Dry Trim - The process or act of trimming harvested plants where the buds are trimmed after the plants have dried.
  • Employee - An individual who works for a Business Licensee. 
  • Flowering - Flowering is the gametophytic or reproductive state of Cannabis  in which the plant is in a designated flowering space that is a limited access area monitored by one or more surveillance cameras within an OPC facility with a light cycle intended to produce flowers, trichromes and cannabinoids characteristic of medical marijuana. The flowering space shall be clearly identified by signage designated by the MED and all marijuana shall be accounted for as inventory.  Flowering plants may only be possessed within a limited access area of a licensed OPC facility.
  • Harvest - The process or act of cutting down a plant and obtaining the wet weight of the plant before initiating the wet or dry trim process. The harvest process is performed only on plants from the flowering phase. Any number of plants of the same strain may be harvested at the same time in a harvest batch.
  • Harvest Batch - A collection of harvested plants of the same strain which were cut at the same time. There may be multiple harvest batches for the same strain on the same day.
  • Hash - Marijuana in a concentrated form, processed on a given date, measured by weight. Hash may be packaged and sold.
  • Immature Plant - A non-flowering Marijuana plant that is no taller than eight inches and no wider than eight inches produced from a cutting, clipping, or seedling and that is in a growing/cultivating container that is no larger than two inches wide and two inches tall that is sealed on the sides and bottom. 
  • Immature Plant Batch - This is a batch of identical immature plants logged into Metrc as a group prior to being moved into the vegetative phase.
  • Infused Product - An amount of an infused or non-smokable product, processed on a given date. This inventory will usually be sold by quantity. Prior to transfer, bulk infused inventory must be packaged into one or more containers, each having a unique RFID tag.
  • Kief - Refers to the resin glands (or trichomes) of cannabis which may accumulate in containers or be sifted from loose dry cannabis flower with a mesh screen or sieve.
  • Licensee - Any Person licensed or registered pursuant to the State Code.
  • Live Plant - A marijuana plant that has not yet been harvested and is in one of the following phases: Immature, Vegetative, or Flowering.
  • Metrc Trained Administrator - An Owner or an occupationally licensed employee of a Medical Marijuana Business who has attended and successfully completed Metrc training and who has completed any additional training required by the Division.
  • Metrc User - An Owner or an occupationally licensed Marijuana Business employee who is granted Metrc User account access for the purposes of conducting inventory tracking functions in the Metrc system, who has been successfully trained by Metrc Trained Administrator(s) in the proper and lawful use Metrc, and who has completed any additional training required by the Division.
  • Patient - An individual who is registered with the State entity and has been recommended medical marijuana by a licensed physician, and who has obtained, or is in the process of, obtaining a Patient Card. 
  • Package - An amount of marijuana that may be sold, processed or transferred and must be placed into one or more containers, each having a unique RFID tag.
  • Production Batch - This is a group of packages created from a production run of infused product.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) - a wireless automatic data capture technology. RFID systems are made up of three components an RFID tag, an antenna and a reading device. An RFID tag contains a silicon chip and that enables it to receive and respond to radio frequency queries from an RFID reading device. RFID tags use the energy from the reader device to power on the tag and send the return signal back to the reading device. Tags usually contain small amounts of information, generally 96 to 512 bits of information. RFID tags can read from short distances of a few inches to longer ranges like 15 feet. 
  • Shake - The harvested parts of the plant that are not waste.
  • Strain - A specific genus grouping of marijuana plants. Strains may be specific to each business.
  • Transfer - A transaction in which the custody of the inventory changes to a different Business Licensee, but the ownership of the inventory does not.
  • Transportation Manifest - A document containing the details of medical marijuana package(s) transferred between licensed businesses. A digital copy of the manifest will be stored in Metrc.
  • Vegetative - Vegetation is the sporophytic state of the Cannabis plant which is a form of asexual reproduction in plants during which plants do not produce resin or flowers and are bulking up to a desired production size for flowering in a designated limited access area monitored by one or more surveillance cameras as provided by rule. The vegetation space shall be clearly identified by signage designated by the MED and all marijuana located in the vegetation space within a limited access area of an OPC facility shall be accounted for as inventory. Vegetation may only occur within a limited access area upon the licensed premises of an OPC facility. Each vegging plant will be assigned an RFID tag logged into Metrc
  • Vegging - A marijuana plant in the vegetative phase not yet flowering.
  • Waste - The harvested parts of the plant discarded.
  • Wet Trim - The process or act of processing harvested plants where the buds are trimmed before the plants have dried.
  • Wholesale Transfer - A transaction in which both the custody and the ownership of the inventory changes to a different business licensee.


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