Medical Marijuana Workers Announce Plans To Unionize

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Medical marijuana dispensary workers announced plans Thursday to unionize.

Workers from 14 dispensaries joined the United Food and Commercial Workers Union 770 Thursday, which represents grocery workers, food workers, pharmacists and health care workers.

“We have made a decision to stand up and fight for our jobs so we can take care of ourselves, our patients,” said Erin Taylor, a marijuana dispensary employee.

Local 770 leaders hope to add as many as 200 more dispensaries to the union.

“We’re looking forward to not only to helping them with their health and welfare, benefits, their wages, but more important, to stabilize this industry as well as make it more professional,” said Local 770 President Rick Icaza.

The City Council is considering measure within the next month that would ban all medical marijuana shops in Los Angeles


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