WEED AS WORK: HOW LABOUR AND CAPITAL MOVE IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

From the migrant workers who are employed on cannabis farms to young budtenders behind dispensary counters, marijuana is an industry that relies heavily on labour — but hasn’t yet grappled with labour rights.

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WEED AS WORK: HOW LABOUR AND CAPITAL MOVE IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

It's been four years since cannabis was legalized and regulated in Canada, but our newly legal landscape doesn't look the same for everyone. From the migrant workers who are employed on cannabis farms to young budtenders behind dispensary counters, marijuana is an industry that relies heavily on labour — but hasn't yet grappled with labour rights.
The cannabis industry is illuminating the movement of capital and labour in ways that are harder to see with established industries. Not only does it impact legal and illegal economies at all levels, from neighbourhood to national, cannabis touches on issues of Indigenous sovereignty, the gig economy and financialization. But at the end of the day, it’s all about labour.
The Green Line is inviting action-oriented community members like you to brainstorm local solutions that address labour rights issues in Toronto.
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