The history of this country has been forged in the blood, sweat, and shoe leather of the labor movement. As we fight to legalize marijuana nationwide and create a consumer marketplace, we are normalizing the evolution of the concept of “drug dealer” to “worker.”
Let’s face it, growing cannabis is skilled work. No one wants low-quality products produced by underpaid workers.
This is why we are joining with allies in a Joint Action to demand the Senate advance the PRO Act to strengthen workers’ rights and curb corporate greed, and we need you with us.
The best way to ensure that the emerging legal cannabis industry produces quality products and outcomes is to ensure workers have a seat at the table.
Too often we see headlines like “Wage-theft complaint snares Colorado CBD maker,” “Spokane Cannabis Business Could Owe Employees as Much as $300,000 in Unpaid Wages,” and “Cannabis’s boom-bust cycle has a hidden victim: workers.”
Already, the cannabis industry employs over 428,000+ full-time jobs and that number will keep growing exponentially. To put that in context, that isthe number of people who work in the coal industry!
As this marketplace continues to come out of the shadows of an underground economy, we must not repeat the same mistakes that so many other industries have exploited: we must provide labor protections and guarantee the right for workers to have a seat at the table. No one takes more pride in what they produce than the worker, so if they are in a better position, then America will produce better and safer cannabis.
“Wage-theft complaint snares Colorado CBD maker”
 “Spokane Cannabis Business Could Owe Employees as Much as $300,000 in Unpaid Wages”
 “Cannabis’s boom-bust cycle has a hidden victim: workers”
 “The US cannabis industry now supports 428,059 jobs”