Members of The Leaders Network say changes to Illinois’ recreational cannabis law are overdue – and must ensure Black and Brown business owners will be awarded lucrative dispensary licenses that so far have gone only to whites.
Several unsuccessful applicants voiced concern last week at a press conference over the way officials are doling out 75 licenses across the state. Reps. La Shawn Ford and Kathleen Willis will hold another press conference about the issue Sunday.
A cannabis forum will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at 5437 W. Division. Sponsors of the event are the 15th Police District, 29th Ward Ald. Chris Taliaferro, MedMen, Westside Health Authority and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.