This article by Kelly Ebbert was originally published on NisonCo and appears here with permission.
At NisonCo, you’re likely used to reading educational pieces on topics ranging from the War on Drugs and advocacy to helpful tips about developing an impactful SEO competitive analysis. Today, we decided to do things a little differently. We’re taking you on an exploratory cannabis process field trip from seed to sale. Along the way, we will be making stops at the cannabis farm, production facility, and packaging warehouse to get an inside look at each step of the process.
All Aboard the Seed to Sale Tour
Each cannabis company along the supply chain is involved in seed to sale in one way or another. Some take on roles as farmers while others ensure cannabis is tucked safely in child-resistant (CR) packaging. No matter where companies fall along the spectrum, each of them uses seed-to-sale software like Metrc to maintain operational compliance. This software is employed to keep companies compliant with the strict regulations surrounding the cannabis supply chain from seed to sale to ensure nothing falls through the cracks, thereby holding businesses accountable and keeping customers safe.
Along the ride, you’ll notice particular processes exist at each stage to keep in line with various state regulations and laws. From the initial stages of seeding to the final steps of the sale, cannabis is kept track of with virtual software systems to ensure the product is safe when it reaches the end consumer. This is accomplished with strict practices governing cannabis tagging, tracking along stages of manufacturing, and tight maintenance point of sale (POS) systems checking in on each product purchase.
Let’s get rolling, shall we?
Seeding: Where It All Begins
The first step of the seed-to-sale journey takes …