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Working Lunch: Restaurant workers experience a purple haze

Align Public Strategies looks at the effects of marijuana decriminalization on the industry

With the relaxation of marijuana laws across the country, the industry workforce seems to be going up in smoke. Align Public Strategies talks to a restaurant operator in Colorado about the impacts of recreational marijuana on his business.

In other news, the Stop & Shop strike is getting very political, very fast with the labor agenda taking center stage in the Democratic primary contest. The team looks at what that means for restaurant operators.

Related: Stop & Shop strike ends after 11 days

The Align crew also discusses a new study showing the impacts of high minimum wages on the industry and whether the findings will impact the national conversation on wages. The episode concludes with the weekly legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and non-profit organizations navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News and Restaurant Hospitality.

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