March 27, 2016
By Steven Wishnia
Santa ANA, CA – Workers at South Coast Safe Access in Santa Ana, California, have ratified their first contract and joined United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324, the union announced at a press conference March 15.
The medical-marijuana dispensary is the first in Orange County to sign a union contract. “It’s time for public policy that will allow safe access for medical-marijuana patients while protecting our neighborhoods,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez. “Let’s protect workers and consumers in an industry that will continue to grow and become a larger part of California’s economy and prosperity.” “If anybody working in a cannabis dispensary anywhere in the state believes he or she will get a fraction of that without a union, they have to be smoking something a lot stronger than pot,” said Local 324 President Greg Conger. Read more