Multistate cannabis operator Vireo Health on Tuesday announced that employees at its wholly owned subsidiary in Maryland, MaryMed, overwhelmingly voted to ratify a collective-bargaining agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27.
The three-year agreement marks the first medical cannabis union contract ratified in Maryland, according to Vireo.
In October, the Minnesota-based company also signed the first cannabis labor pact in Pennsylvania.
The Maryland agreement will cover employees working in Vireo’s 20,000-square-foot Hurlock, Maryland, manufacturing facility, which supplies medical cannabis products to third-party dispensaries throughout the state.
Provisions of the contract, according to Vireo, include:
- Competitive starting wages.
- Access to health care.
- Guaranteed annual wage increases.
- Paid time off.