Oregon Legislature Passes Bill Preventing Marijuana Businesses From Retaining Customer Info

An Oregon bill requiring marijuana businesses to “destroy” customer information after a certain period of time has been passed by the state’s House and Senate.

Senate Bill 863 was passed by the House of Representatives today with a 53 to 5 vote; it was passed by the Senate last month 21 to 6. It will soon be sent to Governor Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it into law. The proposal would prohibit marijuana retailers and medical marijuana dispensaries “from retaining identification information of consumers and registry identification cardholders for more than 48 hours after close of business on business day on which marijuana retailer or medical marijuana dispensary acquired information.”

The legislation would also prohibit prohibit marijuana retailers from “recording, retaining and transferring type of information that is  contained on passport, driver license, military identification card or other identification card that bears picture of person.”

It requires marijuana retailer to “destroy type of information that is contained on  passport, driver license, military identification card or other identification card that bears picture of person that is in retailer’s possession on effective date of Act not later than 30 days after effective date of Act.” The act would take effect immediately after being signed into law by Governor Brown, or allowed to become law without her signature, given it “declares emergency” making it “effective upon passage”.

Senate Bill 863 was filed by a bipartisan coalition of 10 senators and state representatives. The full text of the measure can be found by clicking here.

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