An Oregon measure to prevent cannabis retail outlets from retaining customer information has been signed into law.

Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 863 into law on Monday, following a 53 to 5 vote in the House of Representatives, and a vote of 21 to 6 in the Senate.

The new law explicitly prohibits cannabis retailers and medical cannabis 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 bill also prohibits cannabis 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.”

In addition, it requires cannabis outlets 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 state lawmakers. The full text of the measure can be found by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Source: joint