So, What’s Next For Illinois?

On the heels of governor elect J.B. Pritzker's official inauguration into office on January 14, the conversation about cannabis is getting real. With the topic being one of his hot button campaign focuses, Pritzker promised Illinois voters to legalize recreational use along with expanding the medical cannabis program. 

#WCW-Iyana Edouard

Meet Iyana Edouard, creator of Kush & Cute hemp and CBD-infused skin care products! She is blowing the industry over with her unique product line, plus her advocacy! Being a medical cannabis patient herself, she noticed there was little to no presence of Black women in the industry. 

Legalization Means Dogs DIE? Riiiiiight.

Newsweek reported that Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffet, yup Warren Buffett's son, claimed that entire units of K-9 officers would have to be replaced if Illinois becomes a legal cannabis state. Officers meaning dog. Yes, a K-9 dog is an officer and killing an officer is a felony, right? Point is, this is nonsense. There's other ways to skin this cat, and maybe this is a lesson learned. Sidenote, isn't it morbid how some cops automatically see murder as the answer?

Two Sessions Too Many!

Ok back to Joyce. His amendment has been approved by the House but Rules Committee Chairman Pete Session of Texas has successfully blocked House floor votes on cannabis amendments ever since 2015. Just last month he stopped measures for three hemp amendments to pass. BRUH!!

#WCW-Sharda Sekaran

Has her career been marked by cannabis? Not at all, but she's proof that cannabis legalization is a civil right, not just an effort to get everyone toking lol. She's been a voice for the people ever since high school and college, bringing attention to unequal education budget cuts and human rights.

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!

Here in Illinois, industrial hemp can be grown for research purposes only. Farmers can apply for permits to grow hemp for universities, but it still doesn't guarantee the security and profit of growing hemp  for production purposes.