Illinois ‘Cannabis Czar’ Toi Hutchinson On Legal Weed Rollout

Illinois ‘Cannabis Czar’ Toi Hutchinson On Legal Weed Rollout
In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, discusses changes in the tax-increase package in Springfield, Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker recently named Sen. Hutchinson as the state's cannabis regulation oversight officer. John O’Connor / Associated Press
Illinois ‘Cannabis Czar’ Toi Hutchinson On Legal Weed Rollout
In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, discusses changes in the tax-increase package in Springfield, Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker recently named Sen. Hutchinson as the state's cannabis regulation oversight officer. John O’Connor / Associated Press

Illinois ‘Cannabis Czar’ Toi Hutchinson On Legal Weed Rollout

In less than three months, recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois with pot shops opening around the state. Last month, Gov. JB Pritzker named a new “cannabis czar” to oversee the implementation of the legal sale of weed.

Reset checks in with Illinois’s newly appointed cannabis regulation oversight officer about what the program will look like and what the state is doing to ensure it’s profitable, safe and equitable.

GUEST: State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, Illinois cannabis regulation oversight officer