Illinois Makes History After General Assembly Approves Marijuana Legalization

“‘We have created an approach that revolves around finding a way to inject equity into the industry,’ Cassidy told Cheddar. The law also dedicates ‘a pretty significant chunk of the revenue to investments in communities that have historically been harmed by the war on drugs.’

Yet, Cassidy noted that the tax on cannabis will be comparatively lower than in other states to keep the products accessible and affordable.

‘We are really mindful of the need to not over tax this product,’ she said, adding that she wanted ‘to make sure that we don't see folks being driven back into the illicit market place.’”

Source: Cheddar

Lea Negron