Social Equity Map Seeks To Address Impact Of Cannabis Criminalization

By: NOAH JOHNSON

A number of lawmakers said the criminalization of cannabis has had a negative effect on employment, housing, health, and business ownership for certain residents, including some in northern Illinois. That’s why the legalization of recreational use includes a social equity program.

Those who qualify for the program may be eligible for technical assistance and support in creating a business plan, reduced license and application fees, and access to low-interest loans.

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