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Chicago mayor floats recreational marijuana idea for minorities

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is pushing a social equity program in which the city would use up to $15 million in seed money to grow its own recreational marijuana in a “cooperative cultivation center.”

Under the proposal, minorities could invest in the co-op with either a small amount of cash or sweat equity, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Democratic Gov. J.B. also showed support for the idea, according to the newspaper.

Adult-use marijuana sales begin in Illinois on Jan. 1.

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