Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
In another step in their drive for legitimacy, medical-marijuana workers in Oakland, Calif., have joined a local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. “Medical cannabis industry workers” at a half-dozen sites — including the prominent Oaksterdam University — have voted to join the Retail, Statewide Agriculture, Food Processing and Community Patient Care Union, UFCW Local 5.
The 100 medical-marijuana workers join a local whose membership currently tops 30,000. Unlike most employers, managers of the cannabis collectives welcomed unionization, largely for its public-relations value.