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    NEW ORLEANS – Teamsters joined with experts today to discuss the future of the fledgling cannabis industry and what it means for jobs in the wake of additional states legalizing the distribution and sale of the once-illegal product.

    As part of a panel at the annual Netroots Nation conference here, union leaders, workers and industry authorities agreed that hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans could benefit from the ground-up creation of a now legitimized industry. But that will only happen if unions and elected officials can come together to craft rules that bring transparency to the process.

    “This industry was an all underground industry until recently, and the Teamsters are the enemy of the underground economy,” said Barry Broad, the Teamsters’ chief lobbyist in California. “We want people to pay their taxes and get Social Security.”

    The union also wants workers to have protections when it comes to health, safety and law enforcement, issues that continue to be a challenge when state and federal laws run counter to one another and there is no uniform standards.

    Richard Rodriguez, a distribution driver with RVR Distribution in California and a Local 853 member, experienced that first hand when he was arrested while transporting marijuana. He was taken into custody and held for 15 hours. Ultimately, he credited the Teamsters helping to sort of the issue and having the charges dropped.
    https://teamster.org/blog/2018/08/br...nabis-industry
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    We have several threads in regards to the cannabis industry and I recently posted that a purposed bill in New Jersey to legalize recreational use stipulates that workers must be part of a labor union.
    Maybe I should put in my application ...

    This is an opinion article.

    The cannabis industry is creating jobs worth having
    It has come as a personal shock to realize that all of the road construction in Reno, Nevada, no longer bothers me. Anyone traveling through it knows it can be the worst part of driving to work in the mornings, especially if you're running late, or not particularly excited about where it is you have to go. Luckily for me and many other people I have been privileged to meet over the past year, work has become something worth sitting in traffic for.
    Getting my current job happened to me completely by random chance: A regular at the coffee shop where I worked overheard me complaining about my job and offered me a better one.

    That job happened to be in the cannabis industry.

    One year later, this job has become the best job I’ve ever had.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...mn/2100588002/
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    Default Re: Bringing High Pay to Workers in the Cannabis Industry

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    We have several threads in regards to the cannabis industry and I recently posted that a purposed bill in New Jersey to legalize recreational use stipulates that workers must be part of a labor union.
    Maybe I should put in my application ...

    This is an opinion article.

    The cannabis industry is creating jobs worth having


    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...mn/2100588002/
    Wonder if I will get a discount with my "Union Plus" credit card??

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    Default Re: Bringing High Pay to Workers in the Cannabis Industry

    once this goes legal in all states the Market will be over run and prices will fall to the level of worthless so no high dollar jobs.

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    Default Re: Bringing High Pay to Workers in the Cannabis Industry

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Wonder if I will get a discount with my "Union Plus" credit card??
    Sorry, as of now it's a cash only business. But they have an ATM in the building !

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    once this goes legal in all states the Market will be over run and prices will fall to the level of worthless so no high dollar jobs.
    Has that happened with alcohol and cigarettes ?
    Produce a quality product, that the people want, and in the end, they will pay the price.

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    I decided to look at the employment section of our local grow farm / dispensary. Multiple jobs listed, all full time. Several required a college education, or as one stated ( Lab Tech ) required a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering.
    We know who the naysayers are. Those are the same folks that claim sun / solar and wind power won't work. The same people that feel there should still be a fireman on the stream train shoveling coal into the hot box.
    Seems the colleges are branching out into the field now. Times they are a changing.

    Another N.J. college jumps into the marijuana industry as legal weed looms
    As New Jersey inches toward legalizing adult-use weed, a state university has launched a group aimed at helping lawmakers and towns grapple with the implications of marijuana legalization.
    William Paterson University has established a Cannabis Institute, made up of professors and staff, to provide both scientific and economic information on marijuana, opioids and other drugs, according to the school.
    “The possible legalization of marijuana in New Jersey has significant public policy, economic, and public health implications that require in-depth research and analysis,” says Richard Helldobler, president of William Paterson University. “We formed this institute so that our highly qualified faculty who study cannabis and other related topics can serve as a resource to help inform policy and practice based on their research and expertise, and to serve as an incubator for collaborative research projects and curriculum.”
    https://www.nj.com//marijuana/2019/0...eed-looms.html

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    Look for the Union . . . Edible
    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.3 million members strong, the IBT is one of the strongest unions in the country and now they're in the thick of a campaign to organize a California cannabis industry that is moving haltingly from illegality to legality.

    The Teamsters have already been engaged in the cannabis culture in this state for decades. Along with the California Growers Association, plus law enforcement and elected officials all across the state, the Teamsters supported and lobbied for Proposition 215, which ushered in the state's landmark medical marijuana regime in 1996.

    The Teamsters also lobbied in favor of Proposition 64, which legalized adult use in 2016 and launched the system of regulation and taxation that's now in place. Once the legal cannabis industry had employees who delivered and distributed marijuana, it made perfect sense, from the Teamsters perspective, to organize them.

    "Helping new industries evolve" is the current Teamster slogan. They'd like to see the cannabis industry evolve by embracing unionization—an effort already underway that's helped one California pot business organize its workers.
    https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/lo...nt?oid=8425323
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