For Immediate Release: September 16, 2019
Contact: David Heidrich, (207) 624-7491
Director of Engagement and Community Outreach, Office of Marijuana Policy

Maine Office of Marijuana Policy Clarifies Track and Trace Costs

AUGUSTA – Earlier today, the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy, a part of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, conducted a successful demonstration of BioTrackTHC at a track and trace kickoff event in Augusta. BioTrackTHC is a cloud-based software product which will use barcode-based tags and labels to track the growth and distribution of marijuana and marijuana products throughout Maine.

The use of a track and trace system is required by law in the Marijuana Legalization Act and the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act.

With nearly 400 confirmed registrants, the event served as the first opportunity for medical marijuana program registrants, potential adult use marijuana licensees, and interested stakeholders to become acquainted with the new software.

Questions were posed by attendees related to the use and cost of BioTrackTHC tags. Regrettably, incorrect information was disseminated during the kickoff event. The following information is provided by the Office of Marijuana Policy to offer clarification for interested stakeholders.

  • Individual BioTrackTHC tags and labels will cost $0.25.
  • BioTrackTHC tags must accompany each immature and mature marijuana plant being cultivated by program registrants and licensees.
  • When plants are harvested into intermediate bulk lots, each batch or lot of marijuana product must be labeled with a BioTrackTHC label.
  • Individual products available for sale to consumers or patients must meet packaging and labeling requirements, in accordance with statute and rule, but will not require individual BioTrackTHC labels and their associated cost.

BioTrackTHC and the Office of Marijuana Policy apologize for any confusion this may have caused.