Published on Jun 5, 2011
"UFCW Local 5 Medical Cannabis Organized Labor Featuring AMCD Inc." is a video showing the latest developments in the unionization of the Medical Cannabis Industry.
Ron Lind tells us, "The UFCW Local 5 represents 26,000 Union members in the Monterey, San Francisco Bay Area in a wide range of industries, retail, retail food, food processing, and agriculture." Mr Lind states that the Union also represents the health industry and that organized Union workers are a "natural fit" when it comes to working in the Medical Cannabis industry. He says, "The Union is coming to the Medical Marijuana Industry."
AMCD Inc.'s UFCW Local 5 members introduce themselves and give insight into their roles union members. Carl Anderson, Executive Director AMCD Inc. and member UFCW Local 5 has been working tirelessly along with Ron Lind, President International Vice President UFCW 5 and Dan Rush, Director Cannabis Division and Special Operations Officer UFCW Local 5 to "unionize this budding industry". They are working to develop regulation guidelines for the Medical Cannabis Industry. Carl says the Medical Cannabis industry has, "come from a grey area into the light, as a legitimized industry. And with the help of the Union is here to stay and is destined to become a Unionized industry."
Matt Witemeyer, Cannabis Division Coordinator speaks out on UFCW Local 5 and their collective bargaining agreements that serve as the 1st line of defense in setting potential employment standards, moving away from the "plantation" in-home grows into standards that will dignify the Cannabis grows.
Dan Noyes of Channel 7 news comments on organize is labor joining the push for medical marijuana in San Jose. "It's about money, politics and jobs." Listen to what Channel 7 Correspondent Carina Rusk says about Advocates on their "Campaign for sensible Rules." The Union marriage between San Jose Advocates and the UFCW Local 5 is being called the "Silicon Cannabis Coalition for Sensibility and Dignity".
Learn how this newly budding part of the Medical Cannabis Industry could mean an
estimated $9.9 million in revenue over the next 5 years, along with higher stands and more jobs for Californians. There are already Medical Cannabis dispensaries in place Oakland and the Northern Bay Area, Angela Raich, Founder APCH Collective tell us,
its a "Natural Partnership" between the food and commercial working industries.
Unionization of Medical Cannabis is on the raise offering more jobs, money and a higher standard of producing much needed medicines for cancer and other patiences who find relief from its use.
UFCW Local 5
Ron Lind, President International Vice President UFCW 5
Dan Rush, Special Operations Officer UFCW 5
Jim Crogan, Director of Organizing UFCW 5
Matt Witemeyer, Cannabis Division Coordinator
240 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Midge Watson, President and Chairman
Carl Anderson, Executive Director
578 West Grand
Oakland, CA 94612
Video Produced by: Kool Reign Productions
Post Productions: Margaret A. Jackson
Footage by: Celestine Star / Golden Star Productions
Medical Cannabis Unionization Press Conference- AMCD Inc.-UFCW Local 5
AMCD Inc. Company Members