Congressional Lawmakers Speak Up For Marijuana Worker Protections Amid Renewed Labor Union Push
April 26, 2022
As more states have moved to legalize marijuana, there’s been a growing push to secure labor protections for cannabis workers. And two congressman are helping to lend a hand to the movement amid a renewed national conversation around unionization.
Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) are hosting a roundtable event on Tuesday to address the unique labor issues in the marijuana sector and advocate for a House-passed bill that could help resolve some of those challenges. Representatives of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union and marijuana industry employees will also be at the event.
As worker-led unionization efforts at major corporations like Amazon and Starbucks are catching national attention, the congressmen also talked about the relationship between the marijuana industry and the labor movement in a phone interview with Marijuana Moment on Monday.