CA PROTECTS CANNABIS BUYER DATA FROM FEDS

The California Senate unanimously passed AB 2402 Cannabis: personal information.  Under the bill, the federal government will face additional barriers if it tries to obtain information about marijuana buyers without their consent. The bill protects consumer information by prohibiting retailers and other licensees from sharing information about the buyer with a 3rd party unless it is obtaining payment for cannabis products, the consumer agrees that the information can be shared, or the information is shared with the State of California for official purposes.  The bill also offers additional data protection for medicinal marijuana clients by clarifying that identification cards are considered to be medical information as defined by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.