Breach of privacy is a common concern in the world today, with no exceptions. For the cannabis industry and Canada, it is a unique problem. Since Canada is the first G20 country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, Canadians are in uncharted territories and are more at risk than you might have realized.
Because cannabis is legal in Canada, but not legal in many places around the world, it is important to remember that you cannot travel with it. While that should be obvious, what is less obvious is that you should be making all cannabis sales with cash rather than cards.
The reason for the precaution is to eliminate any paper trail that indicates that you bought cannabis. Even though it was legal where you purchased it, you could be stopped at the border to the United States or at customs elsewhere. You could easily be turned away due to the simple fact that you legally purchased cannabis.
The best thing that you can do is make all cannabis purchases with cash. You can also find out more information from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada that supplies more information and assistance on the matter.4 months ago