Cornwall ON – California wants to Unionize Pot Workers. Terms like “Bud Grower” lead the way in a slew of new possible job openings in the legal Marijuana industry that’s up for vote in November.
The 26,000-member United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 in San Jose is believed to be the first union in the country to organize workers in a marijuana-related business. It is considering new job classifications including “bud tender” – a sommelier of sorts who helps medical marijuana users choose the right strain for their ailment.
In addition to the retail clerks at the dispensaries, union organizers anticipate thousands of new cannabis-processing jobs, agricultural work for growers and security positions at dispensaries.
“These will be good union jobs with middle-class incomes,” said Ron Lind, the president of Local 5 and a vice president of the 1.3 million-member international union.
This against the back drop of Canada extraditing Canadian Marc Emery for selling seeds from his Canadian operation.
What do you think Canada? Is it time to help our Marijuana industry keep up with California’s and legalize here before we lose countless jobs and start to rake in tax dollars?
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