State Will Keep Track-and-Trace Data Under Wraps

Marijuana industry officials who were hoping to get a better idea of legal cannabis’s size and scope may be disappointed to learn that information gleaned from the new track-and-trace program will be kept confidential. The CalCannabis division chief for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Richard Parrott, told Marijuana Business Daily that the law forbids the sharing of that information.

“It’s our plain reading of the statute that says information contained in track and trace is exempt from disclosure unless it’s for state and local agencies carrying out their duties,” Parrott said.

We won’t be completely left in the dark, however. The state does expect to release some sort of year-end summary of the figures and information it receives.

“We don’t really know yet what that will look like, but I believe there will be some sort of aggregate data that would be publicly available,” he added.