Article by Peter Goffin, The Toronto Star
A customer of a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Toronto says he feels his privacy has been violated after forms containing users’ contact and medical information was sent to the Star by an anonymous source.
“It’s hard to say if I will (go back),” said the customer, who asked that the Star not use his name.
The forms, which belong to the B.C.-based WeeMedical Dispensary Society franchise chain, detail the names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, health problems and marijuana of 14 medical marijuana users.
Mailed to the Star in a manila envelope, the forms were accompanied by a letter saying the source found them in a transparent bag on the curb outside the WeeMedical dispensary on Queen St. W., near Spadina.
“This is evidence that marijuana distribution should not be left to private businesses who are not aware of confidentiality,” the source wrote.
Angus MacAskill, a spokesperson in WeeMedical Dispensary Society’s corporate office in B.C., said the idea that forms were left on the curb was “a complete and total falsehood.”
“There was a disgruntled employee that left and stole a variety of medicine and information from our company while he was being let go,” he said in an email to the Star.