📅 June 15 📍 Kwench, Victoria

Join us for BC's biggest cannabis workers festival!

Join us at SolidariWEED and celebrate the achievements of unionized budtenders in BC's flourishing cannabis industry!

The Lineup

  • 1PM: Event Opening
  • 1:20PM: Introducing the BC Bud Union
  • 1:45PM: Cannabis Olympics – Joint Rolling Competition
  • 2:10PM: Jodie Giesz-Ramsay – Talk/Q&A
  • 2:30PM: Cannabis Trivia
  • 2:30PM: Workshop – Unionizing Your Workplace
  • 3PM: Dana Larsen – Talk/Q&A
  • 3:30PM: Workshop – Unionizing Your Workplace
  • 4PM: Q&A Panel – BC Bud Union members
  • 4:20PM: 4/20 Raffle Draw
  • 5PM: Event Close


Food & Drink


Live DJs


Registration is now open! 

Spots are limited – register today so you don’t miss out! Solidariweed will take place from 1-5pm on Saturday, June 15th.

Speakers and Events

Dana larsen

Activist and author

Jodie Giesz-Ramsay

Cannabis Rights Activist and campaigner

Who are the BC Budtenders Union?

Founded in 2020, the BC Budtenders Union is a division of UFCW 1518 dedicated to helping budtenders and growers win new rights at work. From guaranteed minimum hours to improved pay scales and staff discounts, we've been at the forefront of standing up for workers in BC's private sector cannabis stores. If you're interested in joining the union, contact us today to speak with one of our experienced organizing team.

This form is to help you connect with our organizers - if you're looking to register for Solidariweed, use this form instead!

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Our office is located on traditional Indigenous
territory belonging to the Qayqayt First Nation
350 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 1A6

Toll-Free: 1.800.661.3708
Fax: 604.540.1520

Get in touch

Have a workplace-specific question or concern, or need to make a general enquiry? Contact us using this form, or email reception@ufcw1518.com