Greed

the inlanderAs the Washington state legislature considered cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries, many of which were breaking the law and selling recreational pot, UFCW lobbied to keep as many of the dispensaries open as possible. What was the union’s motivation? Public  health? Patients’ convenience? Tax revenues? Nope. Greed. Plain and simple: “The UFCW wants dispensaries to stay open because that would mean more workers it can unionize, says [UFCW organizer Isaac] Curtis.”