Customer Info Leaked From Toronto Pot Dispensary

Article by Metro News Toronto


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 Torstar News Service by an anonymous source.

“It’s hard to say if I will (go back),” said the customer, who asked that his name not be used.

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 Torstar News Service 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 Street West, near Spadina Avenue.

“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.

“Patient information is held at an offsite secured location,” he added in a separate email.

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