Many businesses and industries rely on effective and established SOPs. Heavily regulated industries such as the cannabis industry rely on SOPs to maintain compliance, educate their staff, protect their staff, and explain duties and responsibilities in a fast-moving and fluid environment.
Establishing SOPs is a critical part of the cannabis Metrc implementation process, and should be incorporated into processes as well as your training plan from day one!
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are vital to your cannabis business. Even slight mistakes can lead you into a series of problems that end in catastrophe, so be sure to take care of every small detail from the get-go.
For example, mistakes in your SOPs could lead to an inaccurate inventory, which could lead to fines, temporary license suspensions, and closures. In extreme cases, permanent loss of your license is also a possibility.
Having an accurate SOP in place is essential for your team before taking part in Metrc training. It will help them understand their training and well as involve them in the SOP process itself. Make sure every step in the SOP process is accounted for, work with professionals during drafting, editing, and finalization processes to ensure that the SOPs are correct and effective.