You already have enough on your plate, so we put together this resource guide to help you navigate the future as we know it.
Equity For All
Oregon is the only state on the West Coast that does not have a state-wide equity licensing program for cannabis in place. The Oregon Cannabis Equity Act is hoping to change that.
We Endorse Oregon SB 169
If passed, this bill would void non-compete agreements so workers are free to work for any employer at any time.
Incentivize Compassion Programs
Recreational growers and dispensaries can legally donate a portion of their products to medical patients. But the OLCC does nothing to incentivize this option, and no growers have applied to do it. We are working to bring awareness to this issue and breathe new life into Oregon’s medical marijuana market.
We Endorse Oregon HB 2358
If passed, this bill would allow Oregon farmworkers to receive overtime wages.
Cannabis Workers Bill of Rights
So long as cannabis remains federally scheduled as a Class I illicit substance there will always be a danger to workers rights in the industry. We urge Kate Brown to pass a Cannabis Workers Bill of Rights that clearly lays out the rights of workers in the cannabis industry.
Just Enforcement / Remedio Justo
Oregon House Bill 2205 is a new law that, if passed, will give Oregon workers additional tools to have a voice in their workplaces and ensure their employers follow the law.
We Endorse Oregon HB 2489
If passed, this bill would tighten up the definition of independent contractor so less workers are misclassified.