A cannabis retailer could legally grant nonunion workers a paid Juneteenth holiday while denying that same benefit to union workers covered by an existing labor contract, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled.

Cureleaf NY LLC’s decision to deny the union’s request for a midterm modification to the collective bargaining agreement to extend the Juneteenth holiday to the represented workers wasn’t driven by anti-union animus, so it passed muster under the National Labor Relations Act, Administrative Law Judge Michael Silverstein said in Monday’s decision.

“Given the sanctity and purpose of this holiday, it might have made sense for Respondent …