Today's Weed News For December 31st 2018 #UNIONS

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For today's weed news we go to the great state of New York.

New York Governor Cuomo has his mind made up about legalizing recreational marijuana to New York. Unless something drastic gets in the way, pretty much everybody expects recreational weed to become a thing in New York in early 2019.

And now, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has announced that are already planning to help cannabis workers organize and possibly have them become part of the Union the minute that weed becomes legal in New York.

"When people buy marijuana, I hope they look for the union label... It's going to be big. We're talking many thousands of jobs from seed to sale," said Stuart Appelbaum, the president of the Retail, Warehouse and Department Store Union in an interview with The Post last weekend.

"We think the best way to create decent jobs is through unionization," Applebaum continued.

As it stands right now the RWDSWU represents less than a thousand workers involved in the state's rather small MMJ program. They are however affiliated with the United Food and Commercial International Union who already represent "tens of thousands of workers in other states".

Applebaum said that he hopes to see people working in the marijuana industry in New York making around $27 an hour plus benefits. I feel like a lot of people are gonna be on board with that.

For me personally, it's kind of crazy to think about how quickly cannabis went from fully illegal, dangerous and evil to out in the open with Worker's Unions interested in recruiting people involved in the business. And let's not forget, weed isn't even legal in New York yet!

Props to Governor Cuomo for pushing to update New York's weed situation.

I really feel like 2019 is going to be amazing for cannabis y'all and New York is going to be one of the first ones to get it poppin.

And that's what's up!

Happy new year y'all!!


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New year is doing something great on cannabis.

Happy new year fellas its been a great a year in 2018 with all other government parts partaking in all the legalization of mmj and focusing on the parts to make the people happy.
I am really glad that the new York government are taking great effort to legalize weed.
So many of our retailers will enjoy recreational cannabis in a huge boom.

smoke to the moon!!!!!

That's great news, with the union being involved in the industry it will give it more political support as well. I too have got this little conspiratorial voice in the back of my mind. Why the massive global 180 degree turn around with big bad cannabis in such a short amount of time!! I keep asking myself that question, Thanks for the update mate, bong on bro. :-)


Really a great one indeed.
I saw a news somewhere were some group of retailers are selling cannabis to illegal people.
Politics is the major reason

Legalizing recreational cannabis in NYC will definitely be a great step forward. Not only that it will create more jobs , but also there will be many investors starting up their own hub for selling them. Hopefully we hear this good news soon for NY. It will be a great start for Q1 of 2019.


NY is the mojor city in the US and we are glad that effort are been made to salvage the people who are consuming weed in a large quantity.

Hopefully this will come to be and it will be a major breakthrough this year opening ground for other major breakthroughs still to come...complements of the season pal

This is a great news @kiefpreston to start the year with.
The job opportunities this is gonna create will be very helpful

Great news, New York Governor and Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union both know that there is a lot of money to be made in the cannabis market and that great part of the state population supports it so its a win-win situation :)

This will be one great steps in cannabis legalization this new year.

Wow, it is really to know that new york are doing something great to legalize weed and its great to that it is happening so fast in this new year. I say a great new year to marijuana.

wow Awesome weekly wrap up mate, there has been some great update on this week show.

Yes. Good news!