Does anyone else find that even though the cannabis industry is booming, budtenders lack basic benefits like decent pay, healthcare, PTO, vacation, maternity leave? My company was acquired recently by a much larger company and they considered my pregnancy a “pre-existing condition” therefore I got nothing for maternity leave although the prior company had pretty much accepted my claim. There’s much more but I’m pretty disgusted in this industry.

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My nephew is a budtender and he was “promoted” to assistant manager and put on a low annual salary. They then put him on a 50 hour schedule without paying him OT. He was doing that for a month until I found out about it. And advised him that’s illegal. Now he asked two weeks ago “am I an exempt employee”. HR is “still working on it”

Umm yeah, some of the dispensary owners don’t know basic labor law.

I don’t think mat leave is required though?

The cannabis biz is not profitable. I recently sold most of my licenses because I couldn’t make money at it

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