Cannabusiness: Fulfilling the Promise of Equity

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Date/Time Wed, Jan 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Has the reality of Illinois’ first year of legal recreational pot lived up to it’s promise of equity? WBEZ reporter Mariah Woelfel will be joined by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and IL State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford to examine this question.

On June 25, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois. The bill gave vendor licensing preference to minority owners and made hundreds of thousands of people eligible to have criminal records related to marijuana possession expunged. At the time of passage, the bill was touted by Governor Pritzker as, “the most equity-centric approach in the nation.”

Join the discussion and bring your questions about growing and vendor licensing, expungement and what the first year of legal recreational cannabis revealed.