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CTS for OLCC Marijuana Licensees

Oregon's Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) is an integral part of the OLCC's regulation of recreational marijuana products in the state's legal consumer market.

All OLCC licensees and their employees are required to use CTS.

A licensee or their designated representative must take a CTS class provided by Metrc and pass a test that confirms the licensee or their designated representative understands how to use the CTS.  Once the OLCC approves an applicant for licensure the licensee will be granted access to CTS, and have the ability to start tracking their products.  


Access to CTS

Before you register for a CTS class you will need:

Your Record ID# - 11 digit number typically beginning with 1000 that can be found on your License Dashboard.

Your Order ID# - The confirmation number you should have received after paying your application fee.  If you do not have this number email to request it.


Register for a CTS class
Visit, or contact Metrc directly for information on classes and tech support at: 877-566-6506 or

For more information on the various functions, requirements, and resources for the OLCC's cannabis tracking system visit the Oregon Metrc Wiki.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is the system actually called?
A:  The system itself may be referred to as: 

  • CTS abbreviated for Cannabis Tracking System
  • Metrc: Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Regulatory Compliance
  • Seed-to-Sale

The OLCC's rules refer to it as CTS and Seed-to-Sale. Metrc is the brand name of the software. These all refer to the same thing – a system for tracking marijuana from producer to consumer.

Q:  How much does CTS cost?
  CTS operational costs are included in the OLCC license fee, but licensees must purchase RFID product tracking tags.  Tags range between 25-45 cents each.

Q. After harvest, how do I create harvest lots and batches and submit product for lab testing?
Refer to the Sampling and Lab Testing Guide for more information.

Q:  Which item category do I choose when entering my product in Metrc?
  Refer to Product Categorization Guide for more information.

Q:  Do I need to use one of the validated software integrator/providers to enter data into CTS?
  No, you can manually enter information into CTS, or use your preferred POS system.  The list of certified API providers are confirmed to accurately interface with CTS.

Q:  Which category do my products fall under when filing taxes?
A:  Refer to the Tax Categorization Guide for Retailers for more information.

Q:  I need additional tax assistance.  Who do I contact?
  The Department of Revenue will be able to assist you with tax related questions.  Contact DOR at 503-947-2597.