California comes down on BS union.
Back in March, the Teamsters filed a complaint with the state’s Agriculture Labor Relations Board against Professional Technical Union, Local 33 (Pro-Tech 33), arguing that it is not a “bone fide labor organization.”
The ALRB ordered an investigation.
California, like New York and other states, requires licensees to have a relationship with a bona fide labor organization.
Late last week, the ALRB agreed with the Teamsters. And on Monday, the Department of Cannabis Control sent out an email that licensees “who have entered into a labor peace agreement with Pro-Tech 33 will be notified that they are out of compliance with licensure requirements.”
One of these businesses was named in the Teamsters complaint, though it no longer appears to be in operation: Three Habitat Consulting Palm Springs LLC (dba One Plant Palm Springs).
Connecticut’s adult use market, by the numbers.
The latest Department of Consumer Protection numbers are out, and in June, medical cannabis patients and adult use consumers bought almost $24 million worth of cannabis.
• Adult use: $12.5 million in sales
• Medical: $11.3 million in sales
Medical cannabis products are almost as expensive as those on the adult use market. DCP numbers show that the average cost of adult use products was $40, and for medical, $37.43.
And, flower is far outpacing other types of products:
Ohio industry group pushes for more approved conditions.
As an effort to get adult use on the ballot (again) heats up, a push is underway to expand the existing medical cannabis program.
The Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association is calling on the state’s medical board, which meets on Wednesday, to add three new qualifying conditions to its existing list of 25: irritable bowel syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Of the three conditions, IBS has the best shot of getting approval, as board members have previously recommended against the other two.
On the adult use front, The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is waiting for the Secretary of State to confirm its submitted signatures are valid, thus allowing the measure, which has been in the works since 2021, to appear before voters in November.
+ More context: Ohio was nearly among the first states to legalize cannabis for adult use, but voters ultimately rejected the measure. In fact, supporters of legalization also opposed the measure because of how it was worded and the antics of the campaign behind it. Cannabis Wire co-published a story all about it with The Guardian back in 2015, and you can read that story here.