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.”

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Oregon Measure Preventing Marijuana Businesses from Retaining Personal Info Passes Senate Committee

An Oregon bill prohibiting marijuana retail outlets from retaining personal information for more than 48 hours has been passed by the Senate Marijuana Regulations Committee.

Senate Bill 863 was filed by bipartisan coalition of 10 senators and state representatives. It “Prohibits 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.”

It also “Prohibits marijuana retailer from recording, retaining, or transferring information that may be used to identify a customer.” It does provide an exception “for customers that voluntarily offer name and contact information for marketing purposes”, and “Requires marijuana retailer to destroy any information that may be used to identify a customer within 30 days of the effective date.”

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