Marijuana Advocates Call For Racial Equity In Legal Weed Industry
With vocal support from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, local advocates and business owners are laying the groundwork for a full-fledged marijuana industry.
In Illinois, 17 companies own licenses to grow and process medical marijuana — and the majority of business owners are white men, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Dante Townsand, co-founder of Chicago NORML, joins the Morning Shift to discuss the barriers for minorities trying to break into state’s fledgling cannabis industry.
GUEST: Dante Townsand, cofounder of Chicago NORML