U.S. Senator Visits Illinois Marijuana Dispensary To Talk Social Equity And Banking

U.S. Senator Visits Illinois Marijuana Dispensary To Talk Social Equity And Banking

Key state and federal officials representing Illinois met at a Chicago marijuana dispensary on Sunday to discuss the need for social equity and access to banking services in the cannabis industry. The meeting, which comes weeks after the state’s first adult-use marijuana shops opened, featured U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton (D), the state deputy treasurer, the governor’s cannabis czar and state Sen. Robert Peters (D). Deputy Treasurer Rodrigo Garcia was honored to join @SenDuckworth, @LtGovStratton, and others this afternoon to discuss Illinois’ new recreational cannabis program, the importance of social equity, and the need for banking options for cannabis businesses. pic.twitter.com/pIGBb4mzvU — Michael W. Frerichs (@ILTreasurer) January 13, 2020 “People of color have been disproportionally arrested and incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses for decades, and I’m proud Illinois is working to make legalization of recreational cannabis equitable for all,” Duckworth said in a press release. “I’ll keep working with these local leaders to make sure equity and justice are at the forefront of this process.” Part of ensuring that the market is equitable means passing legislation at the federal level to shield financial institutions that service marijuana businesses from being penalized by regulators, the lieutenant governor said…

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