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+00:00May 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+00:00August 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+00:00April 15th, 2022|Tags: , |
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