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Pot Workers Unionize!

First off, an actor whose roles I enjoyed – Dennis Hopper passed away today. His role in the fil m Easy Rider made him an Icon of the Boomer Generation.

RIP Dennis! And don’t Bogart that joint!

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San Jose union begins organizing pot workers

A major California labor union is organizing medical cannabis workers in Oakland, a move that analysts say will help efforts to legalize marijuana and open the door for the union to organize thousands more workers if state voters pass a measure in November to allow recreational marijuana use by adults.

The 26,000-member United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 in San Jose is believed to be the first union in the country to organize workers in a marijuana-related business. It is considering new job classifications including “bud tender” – a sommelier of sorts who helps medical marijuana users choose the right strain for their ailment.

Union bud tender,” said Carl Anderson, executive director of AMCD, an Oakland nonprofit medical cannabis dispensary that is going through the city’s permitting process. The dispensary has 15 freshly minted union employees as it readies for an expected opening in December. “With full union health benefits and a pension,” Anderson said.

With roughly 100 cannabis industry workers in Oakland now in the process of unionizing, the move is mutually beneficial for labor and marijuana advocates.

The union, whose membership is dominated by commercial grocery store workers, retail clerks and some agricultural workers, gets to establish a toehold in a growing new pool of cannabis workers…

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Posted by on May 29, 2010 in Nawwwwww!

 

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Uhhhhh… About That “Tea”

The Tea Party was founded named for a pre-Revolutionary War event when Colonists tossed British Tea into the Boston Harbor to protest taxes…

This Tea Bagger has found a far better use for “tea”…

Smoking it!

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Tim D'Annunzio

Tea Party Candidate Thinks He’s the Messiah

Republican leaders have declared open war on Tim D’Annunzio, a Tea Party-backed North Carolina congressional candidate who they fear may be insane. They’re publicizing documents from D’Annunzio’s divorce, in which his wife testifies that he called himself the messiah, predicted god would drop a 1,000-mile high pyramid on Greenland, and claimed to have found the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona. A doctor also revealed that he smokes pot almost every day, reports the AP

Years later, a judge ruled that he had willfully skipped child support payments, adding that he’d described himself as a “religious zealot” who considered the government the “Antichrist.” The chairman of the North Carolina GOP says D’Annunzio “has disqualified himself by his background, his record and his behavior.” But he might actually win; he got more votes initial primary voting than anyone else, and has plenty of cash for his runoff with local sportscaster Harold Johnson.

Tim D’Annunzio calls for N.C. GOP chair to resign

On Monday, Republican congressional candidate Tim D’Annunzio fired back at GOP leaders who’ve spoken out against his controversial campaign, demanding that the chairman of the North Carolina GOP step down. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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