UFCW Local 880 Applauds New Report Outlining an Equitable and Just Future for the Cannabis Industry
UFCW Local 880 is excited to share a recently released report from the Parabola Center titled “How to Federally Legalize Cannabis Without Violating the Constitution or Undermining Equity and Justice.”
Cannabis workers are on the new frontier of a burgeoning industry that is growing rapidly. Thanks to the many state programs championed by our union, this diverse sector has made meaningful progress in promoting small businesses, equity-based initiatives, and worker-owned shops.
While the industry as a whole has a long way to go, we have to protect the gains we’ve made while creating a bright future for workers in this space. This report lays out a path to do just that. Instead of allowing corporations to monopolize cannabis, Congress must act to help shape a worker-centered future that prioritizes equity and prevents predatory behavior.
The Parabola Center’s report lays the blueprint for Congressional reform of federal cannabis law in a way that:
- Safeguards workers’ rights
- Protects against monopolies
- Encourages high wages
- Provides greater access to the industry for historically marginalized communities.
For more information on the UFCW’s work across the cannabis industry, visit ufcw.org/cannabis.