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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

LEARN MORE:

Illinois Under Consideration as the Next Multibillion-Dollar Marijuana Market (Fortune 3/11/19)

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