Marijuana retailers may no longer collect, hold or transfer customer information from official identity documents, according to a news release Thursday from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

A bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Kate Brown, now in force, forbids cannabis shops from recording information from passports, drivers’ licenses, military ID cards or other forms of official identification. Retailers are still required to verify a customer is age 21 or over by inspecting a government-issued form of ID.

Retailers are still required to report sales and inventory data through Metrc, the online seed-to-sale tracking system. The law does not pertain to information in Metrc, according to the OLCC.

But any previously collected personal data that may be used to identify a consumer must be destroyed or removed from the retailers’ systems by May 18, according to OLCC. This includes any consumer information that was previously acquired with consent for the purposes of marketing.

Going forward, retailers may collect customers’ names and contact information, with their written consent, for marketing purposes, according to the release. That information may not be sold or transferred.

— Bulletin staff report

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