Could grocery stores become cannabis dealers?

By Timothy Inkblebarger Source: Supermarket News Legalized marijuana is spreading across the U.S. with nearly half of the states allowing recreational use, and its non-psychoactive companion CBD has an even broader reach into the U.S. market. A study released in 2022 from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health [...]

2024-04-22T08:57:31-07:00April 18th, 2024|Tags: , |

The Cannabis Industry and Labor Unions

By Michelle Berger Source: As the market for recreational cannabis products continues to gain traction, cannabis workers across the country are unionizing. These organizing drives have brought to light the ways in which, to its workers, the cannabis industry is not all that its consumer brand would suggest. This [...]

2024-01-15T14:44:52-08:00January 9th, 2024|Tags: , |

Labor Union Urges Biden To End Marijuana Prohibition, Protect Workers, Prevent Monopolies

Source: Breaking Now A labor union wants the Biden administration to end federal marijuana prohibition and implement policies to protect cannabis workers and prevent industry monopolies. Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), addressed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. Health [...]

2023-06-30T23:29:51-07:00June 30th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Could marijuana industry access U.S. banking system? Idea gets first Senate hearing before Sherrod Brown

By Sabrina Eaton Source: Legislation that would let cannabis companies access the banking system got its first-ever Senate hearing on Thursday. Although marijuana has been legalized or decriminalized in many states, legal cannabis businesses’ inability to access the banking system forces many to “operate in the shadows,” observed Senate [...]

2023-05-12T15:50:15-07:00May 11th, 2023|Tags: , |

Senate Sends Bill Preventing Employers From Discriminating Against Cannabis Users to Governor’s Desk

Source: UFCW Western States Council Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council applauded the California State Senate’s passage of AB 2188 (Quirk), which would prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who use cannabis off the job and away from the worksite by using out-dated urine testing [...]

2022-08-30T16:32:50-07:00August 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

At least 60 employees from The Botanist join Egg Harbor Township labor union

By Ahmad Austin Jr. Source: Daily Journal United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 152 has its first cannabis workers. More than 60 employees from The Botanist, a cannabis dispensary operating out of Egg Harbor Township, joined the EHT-based labor union in January. Once certificated, representatives from the union will begin negotiating [...]

2022-04-15T16:09:11-07:00April 15th, 2022|Tags: , |
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