A significant data breach involving software that is widely used by cannabis dispensaries spotlights the industry’s critical need to secure its customers’ personally identifiable information. THSuites, which makes point-of-sale and management software used by dispensaries across the country, recently experienced a vulnerability that exposed customers’ full names, dates of birth, phone numbers, emails, addresses, signatures, cannabis varieties and quantities purchased, amount of money spent and transaction dates. An estimated 85,000 files were exposed. As the industry continues to grow, cannabis companies must focus on data security and ensure that their information security processes are scaled and properly encrypted to avoid the damaging consequences stemming from leaks of consumer data. Linked here is a Fox Rothschild alert on this issue.