Union Signing Up Marijuana Workers

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 (UPI) — A labor union is organizing medical marijuana workers in Oakland, Calif., a move likely to aid efforts in the state to legalize marijuana, analysts say.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 in San Jose, Calif., is thought to be the first union to organize workers in a marijuana-related business, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.

The executive director of an Oakland non-profit medical cannabis dispensary seeking a city permit says he has 15 newly signed-up union employees ready to start work for a December opening.

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  1. […] relentlessly determined to get back up every time. The pursuit of freedom is never-ending, and the same is true for American appetite for marijuana. In Los Angeles, recently, over 400 medical marijuana dispensaries were ordered to close, though, […]



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