Personal information no longer recorded at pot shops

Andrew Robison said this is a step in the right direction for normalizing cannabis, in Talent, Oregon, on Monday, April 17th, 2017 (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

TALENT, Ore.-- Some worried about the federal implications of marijuana are rejoicing.

Governor Kate Brown signed a bill protecting those who shop at pot retailers. Dispensaries have been required to keep customers' personal information; it allowed the state to audit dispensaries to make sure they were only selling the legal amount to someone within a 24 hour period.

Now, dispensaries are not allowed to keep any personal information.

This comes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he could not promise to continue ignoring federal laws prohibiting marijuana use and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said states will be subject to greater enforcement of those laws.

"The Internet and the web is very scary to many people out there," Talent Health Club General Manager Andrew Robison said. "Who knows who's hacking what, and it's just better to be on the safe side."

Robison said depending on the day, anywhere between ten to 30 percent of his customers voice their concern about having their information recorded.

Dispensaries have 30 days to destroy customers' personal information.

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