PolitiFact California: How Much Privacy Do You Have When You Buy Marijuana? Chris Remington Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio One of the big issues surrounding recreational marijuana in California is privacy. If you buy legal pot, can your information be sold to marketers or given to the federal government if there is a DEA raid? PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols and intern Kathryn Palmer have been exploring this question and discovered the many nuances surrounding pot and individual privacy.