JUN 04, 2021
Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) [left] worked with Senior Cannabis Adviser Toi Hutchinson on the cannabis trailer bill.
A year after the bungled rollout of Illinois' licensing process for cannabis, a measure meant to bring equity to the state’s burgeoning legal pot industry is headed to Gov. JB Pritzker's desk. But not everyone is hailing HB 1443, sponsored by Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) and Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood), as the fix the state's entrepreneurs of color need.
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