August 8, 2022

Pullman-BLN

Legal With Effect

Legal marijuana earnings likely back again to communities hurt by war on prescription drugs

A judge's gavel next to a pile of dried cannabis buds.

A 12 months following recreational cannabis was legalized in Illinois, revenue from product sales is heading back again into communities that have been plagued by crime and the war on medication. 

On Jan. 22, the Illinois Felony Justice Details Authority introduced $31.5 million in grants to 80 local community organizations and municipalities as element of the Restore, Reinvest and Renew Method, or R3 Application. It was a portion of the 2019 legislation legalizing leisure cannabis.

5 Springfield organizations are obtaining $1.4 million in grants to be invested in parts of the city that have been strike by crime and require financial progress.

The city of Springfield acquired $80,000 for financial improvement the East Springfield Community Middle Fee $808,992 for violence avoidance, re-entry to the local community for ex-felons and youth progress Illinois Lawful Support Springfield $32,874 for civil legal assist Land of Lincoln Authorized Help $114,918 for civil legal support and the Springfield Urban League $419,702 for youth and economic improvement.