METRC Colorado "Use By Date" Requirement Change - 1/1/2024

Updated by Jason Narney

Important Update: New Use By Date Requirement in Colorado Starting 1/1/2024

Dear METRC Colorado Flourish Software Users,

We hope this message finds you well. We have an important update for our METRC Colorado clients regarding a regulatory change that will take effect on January 1, 2024.

New Use By Date Requirement

Starting from 1/1/2024, Colorado will require all cannabis businesses to submit a "Use By Date" for their package creations. To ensure compliance with this regulation, you must update the necessary settings for your items within the Flourish Software application.

You can see more about the requirement changes outlined here in METRC's Support bulletin, dated 12/12/2023.

Flourish Software Tools for Compliance

We are pleased to inform you that Flourish Software has already designed an item setting called "Shelf Days." This setting, when combined with activating the "Use By Date Req" toggle for an item, will be utilized to determine your package's "Use By Date."

Configuring both the "Use By Date Req" and "Shelf Days" settings enables Flourish Software to automatically calculate the use-by date when creating packages. Keep in mind, whether configured or not, that you can manually set a package's "Shelf Days" during package creation. However, please note that both settings must be utilized for Flourish Software to perform the automatic calculation.
How to Use the Bulk Item Update Tool to Set Use By Date

Our "Bulk Item Update" tool is designed to streamline configuring the "Use By Date Req" and "Shelf Days" of your items and make it convenient for you to adhere to the new compliance requirements.

To guide you through the process, we have prepared a video tutorial demonstrating how to use the "Bulk Updater" tool. This tutorial will walk you through the step-by-step process of updating your items' configurations to include the "Use By Date" information.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information and step-by-step instructions, please refer to the following Help Docs:

  1. Bulk Update Items in Flourish
  2. Automatic Use By Date Calculation Setting for Packages
Action Required and Questions

We strongly encourage you to take proactive steps and ensure that your items' configurations are updated before the compliance deadline. This setting will help you comply with the new regulations and streamline your operations.

Our support team is ready to assist you if you have any questions or encounter any challenges during this process. Feel free to reach out to us.

Thank you for choosing Flourish Software as your trusted compliance and operational efficiency partner.

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