A report by Global News revealed the Ontario Cannabis Store—contrary to its privacy policy promise not to use or share customer data—has been selling customers’ postal-code data to LPs.

  • A former Ontario privacy commissioner called the revelation “appalling.”
  • An OCS spokesperson defended the program as providing valuable sales information to LPs to help them “evolve and improve their product offerings.”
  • Noting the information came as a result of a refusal of an access-to-information request, Trina Fraser said, “The public has how the OCS is operating, how much it is earning, what it is selling. The secrecy is mind-blowing.”
  • Global reporter Patrick Cain said, “No other province we talked to does this. BC said ‘We don’t sell sales data, period, not by region, community or product.’ Same with AB, NB, NS.

Quick Hits

  1. Former acting US attorney general Matthew Whitaker signed on as outside council for Toronto CBD firm Alternate Health.
    Vox, MJ Biz Daily
  2. Ottawa landlord John Sanders was ordered to partially forfeit a building he partially rented to illicit dispensaries from June 2016 to September 2018.
    Ottawa Citizen