Duckworth Meets with Local Leaders to Discuss Equity in Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Illinois

[CHICAGO, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) met with local leaders today at Mission South Shore Marijuana Dispensary on the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois. Duckworth was joined by Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, Senior Advisor to Gov. Pritzker on Cannabis Control Toi Hutchinson, Illinois State Senator Robert Peters (IL-SD-13), Chicago Ald. Susan Garza (10th Ward), Illinois Deputy Treasurer Rodrigo Garcia, Acting State Banking Director of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Chasse Rehwinkel and others to discuss the importance of ensuring equity and justice is brought to communities who have been historically disproportionally affected by marijuana-related offenses, as well as what the State of Illinois is doing to achieve that goal. Duckworth also discussed her efforts to adjust federal regulatory rules to allow marijuana companies access to the banking system. Photos from today’s event are available here.

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