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May 18, 2013



Don't you mean Bummer, Doob?


Anyone care to bet that this will arrive in the Bay Area (excerpt is from the Wall Street Journal about LA):

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 backed Proposition D, the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Ordinance, which passed with 63% of the vote in citywide balloting last month. That measure would ban all medical-marijuana businesses except for about 135 more-established shops, several of which employ UFCW-organized workers.

More than 600 medical-marijuana workers in Los Angeles have joined the UFCW since it organized its first cannabis members locally last year.


Do you see that as a problem Joe?

Do you support Organized Labor?
Have you ever been a member of a Union?
Have you benefited from being a member of any AFL-CIO associated Union?
I am talking about medical, pension,sick leave, vacation,survivor benefits, and a 40 hour work Week?

Marijuna is never going away.
The taxes from sales will benefit the state.
Marijuna is the Number One Cash Crop of California.
It has be for at least 20+ years.
What are we all waiting for.
Legalize it tax it, and lets be happy to develope another agricultural crop to sell to the whole world.
At least befor China does.


I see restraint of trade as a problem. Telling some retail outlet of anything that they cannot open for business unless they are unionized is definitely a problem.


That is true Joe.
Thank you for engaging me in this conversation.
You are refering to Retail Outlet Business.
What do you think about the men and women building the new Bay Bridge?
Should only Union Members be hired for a project like hat?
They get paid very well.
When the Bridge is finished, those workers are out of work.

You must be aware that all Trade Union's require and apprenticeship.
A Four Year apprenticeship that requires apprentices to attend Night School-after an 8 hour day four years.
I do not know if that is the way all unions operate. However, I am glad that the people who build our homes bridges, water/gas/electrical infrastructure, nurses and teachers too, are required to go through this 4 year program.

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