The 21st—Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January 15, 2020
 

Illinois Public Media

So much of the dialogue leading up to the legalization of marijuana in Illinois was about social justice. Today, we spoke with Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton about the state’s efforts to bring more people of color into the industry and reinvest in the minority communities that have been hurt the most by the war on drugs.

We also explored what it means that thousands of low-level pot offenses will be expunged in the upcoming years, and discuss how college campuses and students are reacting to marijuana being legalized at the state level.