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US (CT): Workers at state's largest cannabis farm vote to unionize

Workers at Connecticut’s largest cannabis cultivation facility have voted to form a union, the second such union to organize at a state cannabis cultivation facility.

More than 70 workers at CTPharma’s cannabis cultivation facility in Rocky Hill have voted on June 13 to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 919, union officials said, adding that the vote was ratified later in the month.

The Rocky Hill facility, owned by Illinois-based Verano, is Connecticut’s largest cannabis-growing operation. It comprises 216,000 square feet and includes cannabis plants in all stages of development, as well as the facility to process baked goods, gummies, vape cartridges, and more.

Workers were particularly concerned with higher wages, improving benefits, and securing workplace protections, according to a release issued by the union this week.

Read more at newstimes.com

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