How much privacy do you have when you buy marijuana in California?

Should California’s marijuana customers be worried about the federal government charging them with a crime?

That’s the provocative question a reader asked us after we published Pot 101, an article that outlines what you can and can’t legally do under the state’s recreational marijuana law, Proposition 64.

The measure legalized recreational pot sales statewide on Jan. 1, 2018.

The reader, who requested that we not use her name, said she was asked to submit a copy of her photo ID to complete a marijuana purchase online, through a retail dispensary.

She was concerned her information, and that of all customers, could be more at