Medical Marijuana Workers Start Unionizing With Government Help

Marijuana may still be illegal at the federal level, but the US labor board believes pot workers still have the same rights as any other American employee.

According to the Huffington Post, attempts to unionize by medical marijuana workers in Maine have attracted what some may think to be an unlikely government ally: the National Labor Relations Board.

As a result of complaints filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) against a Maine marijuana dispensary called Wellness Collection of Maine, the labor board has substantiated some of the claims and notified the company that it will get involved should the two sides be unable to reach a settlement.

While 20 states, along with Washington, DC, have voted to permit the use of medical marijuana, the US government still does not permit the action at the national level. This is believed to be the first time that the NLRB has thrown itself into a dispute in order to protect workers under federal law.

– Read the entire article at RT.