Seattle Cannabis Law Provides Dispensary Employees Union-Like Protections

By Timothy Schumann, Santa Barbara News-Press on July 21, 2023

Nearly a year after being proposed by Seattle Mayor Bruce Harnell, Seattle’s newest cannabis-related law went into effect Wednesday.

Brought into existence by Mayor Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, who sponsored the bill in council, the new law was pitched to the public as part of a suite of “legislation to improve equity in the cannabis industry.”

“The Cannabis Employee Job Retention Ordinance provides protections for workers in this industry that will help provide a stable workplace, stronger workforce, and contribute to a better overall economy for Seattle,” said Office of Labor Standards Director Steven Marchese in a news release accompanying the announcement.

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