By Americans For Safe Access
In 2010 Mr. Rush established UFCW5′s Cannabis Division and organized the very first union members in the medical cannabis industry
On Tuesday evening, October 16th, Americans for Safe Access celebrated our 10th anniversary — and patients’ day in court — with an awards dinner honoring the brave warriors for medical cannabis access who have fought for all patients.
Movement Building Award: Dan Rush is the National Director for the Medical Cannabis and Hemp Division of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). UFCW is North America’s Neighborhood Union with 1.3 million members standing together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families, and communities. Mr. Rush is a medical cannabis industry pioneer and authority.
He is the spokesperson for the Californians to Regulate Medical Marijuana and the board secretary of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR).
In 2010 he established UFCW5′s Cannabis Division and organized the very first union members in the medical cannabis industry.
“UFCW is the union of retail, food processing and agricultural workers, and the medical cannabis industry is a retail, food pro- cessing and agricultural industry”, says Mr. Rush.
“Our union is bringing dignity, legitimacy, stability, standards and strength to both workers and employers. We advocate for a regu- lated industry that creates good jobs and significant tax revenue for our communities.”
Dan is a native of Oakland California. He is a Central Committee Delegate of the California Democratic Party and an expert on statewide ballot initiatives. He coordinates an annual National Labor-Community Awards in San Francisco, which is the largest event of its kind in the United States
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