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As Marijuana Industry Grows, Workers Begin to Unionize

James Araby is executive director of the UFCW Western States Council, and he said that generally in the marijuana business there’s a lot of worker abuse.

“We’ve found in this industry that many workers were paid in cash or product or not paid at all, that many of their rights were violated, and that some might not know that they even have rights,” Araby said. “They can be working 12-hour days and not be getting paid overtime.”

As Marijuana Industry Grows, Workers Begin to Unionize