"It is time to hit the 'reset' button on the War on Drugs," said the proposal's sponsor, Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy. "We have an opportunity today to set the gold standard for a regulated market that centers on equity and repair.”
“The state of Illinois just made history, legalizing adult-use cannabis with the most equity-centric approach in the nation," Pritzker said in a statement. "This will have a transformational impact on our state, creating opportunity in the communities that need it most and giving so many a second chance."
Source: The Daily Herald