California marijuana farms must protect migrant workers from exploitation, say new state regs

California’s multi-billion dollar marijuana industry has largely relied on a migratory workforce, often known as “trimmigrants,” from throughout the world who flock to the North Coast to trim bud in exchange for untaxed cash wages.

But new California laws that will take effect in 2018 will place new labor standards on the industry and begin treating it like any other agricultural industry.

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