Article by Sunny Freeman, Financial Post
Canada’s largest private-sector union says it isn’t bothered that its first-ever group of medical marijuana union members work at an illegal pot dispensary.
Unifor spokeswoman Katha Fortier said Thursday it is in the process of negotiating a contract for all 40 employees at one of Toronto’s Canna Clinic marijuana dispensaries, which sells dried cannabis as well as oils and edibles, but does not have a Health Canada licence to do so.
Licensed producers are currently the only legal sellers of marijuana in Canada and their operations are strictly regulated. They can only sign up patients with a medical authorization from a doctor and can deliver product only through a mail order system.
Many dispensaries claim they are for medical marijuana and charge customers a fee to get an authorization from their healthcare professionals before selling them marijuana over the counter without a licence.