Workers at a medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto’s east end have joined Unifor, the country’s largest private-sector union.
Forty workers at a local dispensary in Toronto have joined unifor. Reception, production workers, supervisors etc. are now represented by a union.
Marijuana dispensaries are illegal still in Canada and the only way to purchase legal marijuana is by getting it from a licensed health producer and they ship it Via Mail.
Unifor president Jerry Dias said all workers have a right to unionize, regardless of an industry’s status.
“This is a fast-growing industry, and with the advent of legalization, it is important that the workers have a voice and representation as the sector evolves over the coming years,” Dias said in a news release.
This is local dispensary has 4 other locations and Unifor is hoping the other locations will join the union as well.
Unifor says the union will begin to negotiate a first contract at the east-end dispensary.
Unifor organizing director John Aman said the workers cited safety and training as their primary concerns.
This is only the beginning, Marijuana is becoming legal and the companies will start coming. Of course there are unions that will be formed.
I always see Marijuana as becoming the new Alcohol. Think about it, alcohol was prohibited for a long time and then when it became legal big time manufacturers came along like Molson, Budweiser etc. and took over the beer industry. Will the same happen with Marijuana? I would think so.
The world is finally about to learn the beauty of the plant that we call cannabis and the wonders it can do. Not only with the medical side but how it can also do other wonders as well.
Need some errands done? Need to finish a project? Smoke some Sativa.
Having a hard time falling asleep? Smoke some Indica.