California’s legal weed farms are replacing trimmigrants with immigrants

 

 

“I hope we don’t have a race to the bottom in our industry where we’re going to rely on exploitation of our workers.”

Rising tensions highlight the problems with the agriculture industry’s reliance on a mostly undocumented workforce.

Because H-2A is a federal system and marijuana remains illegal under federal law, foreign labor remains off-limits for weed growers. Yet Allen said one of his biggest fears is that grow-op workers will eventually be treated as poorly as imported H-2A laborers. He joked about “huge, huge headaches” that come with offering employees perks like yoga breaks, but said it was usually worth it at the end of the day.

Source: California’s legal weed farms are replacing trimmigrants with immigrants

Noun: "(US, slang) a migrant worker who comes into an area to find a job harvesting marijuana"

Trimmigrants are people who come into an area in search of marijuana harvest jobs.
A cannabis windfall this season has trimmigrants flocking into California and Nevada in search of marijuana harvest jobs.


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