Hundreds of Colorado medical marijuana workers have joined the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

The workers say the medical marijuana is a legitimate part of the retail health care, agriculture, and food processing industry.

The Colorado union chapter has about 25,000 members representing grocery, pharmacy, agriculture workers, food processors, meat cutters, textile workers, and health care workers.

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Marija Vader
A Colorado native, Marija (Mary) B. Vader graduated with a degree in technical journalism, focus on English and chemistry, from Colorado State University. For the most part, she has worked in print journalism since then. For the Business Journal, she covers banking, commercial and residential real estate, legal business, transportation and more.