In this session, we’ll look at how cultivators can use RFID-based technology solutions to reduce the labor cost associated with compliance and reduce the risk of damaging or contaminating plants in the facility. Traditional systems rely on barcode scanning to achieve compliance which requires physical interaction with each plant. This includes a huge time investment barcode scanning plants, a risk to plants when trying to gain access to tags to barcode scan in the form of contamination and physical damage to the plant itself, a risk to the staff when trying to access hard to reach tags, and a high degree of inaccuracy when manually transposing data between systems that leads to rework and infractions from the state. RFID-based solutions allow the cultivator to maintain compliance by scanning plants from up to 15 feet away, removing the need to touch plants in an attempt to reach tags. Entire rooms can be scanned and reported to state compliance systems during moves or destruction of plants. Well-designed cultivation facilities can even benefit from always on scanners that provide real-time overview of compliance. I will cover best practices that should be considered when building new facilities to best support RFID-based solutions and a staged approach to implementing RFID-based solutions as the cultivation facility comes online.