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“I wanted to protect employees. I wanted to make jobs and opportunities available for people that normally wouldn’t have [them], or who have been held out of the cannabis [industry], like the Black community.”

^ DC Holistic Wellness owner Norbert Pickett told Washington, D.C.’s NPR station (WAMU) and the DCist, a local media outlet, of how he encouraged and supported his employees unionizing. DC Holistic Wellness’ 13 employees are now represented by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 and have five-year contracts with their employer. Source: WAMU/DCist

“This historic set of victories will place even greater pressure on Congress to address the glaring and untenable conflicts between state and federal laws when it comes to cannabis legalization.”

^ Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, commented in a press release about the clean sweep all cannabis ballot measures achieved on election night. Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota approved adult-use legalization, and Mississippi and South Dakota voters approved establishing the states’ first medical cannabis systems. Source: MPP

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“It is a constant struggle, advertising and marketing in the cannabis industry, because we are held to very strict standards. ... I long for the day where cannabis industries are treated like any other industries and when we have the same business opportunities and responsibilities as other industries.”

^ Megan Souza, owner of Megan’s Organic Market, spoke to San Luis Obispo, Calif., NBC affiliate KSBY in response to a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge’s ruling that billboards advertising dispensaries and cannabis products are illegal under California’s Prop. 64, the adult-use legalization measure passed in 2016. However, “cannabis can be advertised along highways that don’t cross state borders,” according to the article. Source: KSBY