When Marijuana Meets #MeToo: One Woman’s Legal Victory Could Lead To Many More

When Marijuana Meets #MeToo: One Woman’s Legal Victory Could Lead To Many More

It has been just over two years since the #metoo movement began, and conversations continue as more stories of workplace sexual harassment abound. Individuals and corporations are being held accountable in a new way. Like any other industry, there are many instances of misconduct and bad behavior in cannabis history. From trimmers being asked to work topless to customers feeling sexualized in dispensaries, this nascent industry already has a long history of harassment, but it also could change the landscape with how these incidents are handled. In the meantime, movements like #metoo and #timesup help people like Liv Vasquez find resources when they face this abuse in the workplace. The latter connected Vasquez to an attorney who would work tirelessly to win her lawsuit against a former employer. In 2015, Vasquez began employment with MindRite Dispensary, completing her job so well that she was promoted twice in an 18-month period, the last one making her Training Manager/Specialist. Within minutes of clocking in as manager, Vasquez was told by her manager that he purposely sexualized a customer. Subsequently, Vasquez went on the shared work computer after that admission (made in front of another employee) and saw that someone at the dispensary…

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