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Hundreds of Thousands of Private Medical Records at Stake in Oregon Courts

The privacy risk to 250,000 patients is very real.

Paul Stanford
Paul Stanford speaking at the Seattle Hempfest, the largest hemp festival in the world, in 2010.
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(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Over 250,000 private medical records, submitted by patients seeking medical cannabis recommendations in Oregon, Washington, California, Michigan and Hawaii have been forcibly removed by a for-profit Canadian company through a hostile takeover of the Empower Clinics, formerly known as the THCF Clinics.

THCF Clinics were founded by longtime cannabis and industrial hemp activist Paul Stanford in 2001.

With Stanford at the helm, THCF Clinics were the first to set up in many states with legalized medical cannabis, specifically Oregon, where patients must submit their medical histories to qualify for a medical cannabis recommendation.

Through an incomplete deal with Canadian venture capitalists affiliated with the oil and mining industries as well as the world’s most profitable cannabis businesses, Stanford’s businesses have been forcibly taken over and the patient database is now in use by Canadian companies seeking to capitalize on the database’s research potential.

Paul Stanford is defending himself in Multnomah County Court in Portland, Oregon, and is also raising funds to file suit in British Columbia to bring the medical records back to Oregon and take them out of commercial use.

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Scott March 15, 2017 7:51 am (Pacific time)

There's a story that the "reporter" is failing to tell. This tale is not about a gallant effort to preserve the privacy of patients. It's the tale of Genghis Adira and The Plundering Canadian Horde taking Stanford out to the woodshed and administering a thorough, well deserved whipping.
Why no details on ALL of the legal motions that the Canadians have taken against Stanford? How about the results and rulings of the latest hearings? Or is the "reporter" -a crony of Paul Stanford- worried that embarrassing revelations would undermine the contrived narrative?


 EDITOR: The details you're seeking may be included in this article:

  How Canadian Cannabis Venture Capitalists Stole Millions of Americans’ Private Medical Records.

Future articles on the subject will include as much new material as is available.

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