must be a NTEP (National Type Evaluation Program) approved device, through the
National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM). The conference provides a
searchable data base for scales and pos software systems located at: https://www.ncwm.net/ntep/cert_search
order for a scale to be suitable for the application, the scale units must be
at least .01 gram. This scale unit value is identified as the verification
scale interval or e. Contact the Weights and Measures office for clarification
if needed. (410) 841-5790.
indications as well as the weighing operation (scale platter) must be visible
to the customer during any transaction. The scale must be positioned so both
the operator and the customer can observe the scale indications. An auxiliary scale weight display may be
installed for the customer to meet this requirement.
packaging materials or containers are used during the weighing process, the
scale or weighing system must be capable of taking tare in order that the
customer is not charged for wrappers, containers or any other packaging
materials. All sales must be in terms of net weight.
Point-Of-Sale software that is directly interfaced with a commercially used
scale must have its own NTEP Certificate of Conformance.
price posting and advertisements must have the unit price expressed in the same
units of the scale used to complete the transaction. Additional or supplemental
declaration may be expressed in other units as long as the conversions are
mathematically correct and clear.
a scale is purchased, the dispensary may contact a Maryland registered scale
service technician and service agency to place the scale or scale pos system
into commercial service. http://mda.maryland.gov/weights_measures/Pages/service_companies.aspx
scales used in transactions must be registered with The Maryland Department of
Agriculture Weights and Measures Program. Notify the office weights and
measures with the make and model of scale at (410) 841-5790.