On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we talk to Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan about the new Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which legalizes recreational marijuana use in Illinois starting on January 1st, 2020

Rep. Morgan, who represents Deerfield as part of the 58th district, helped shape the new law. He has also worked as a healthcare lawyer on medical cannabis issues and previously ran the state’s medical cannabis program. 

Our conversation covers a range of issues, including the why, how, and where of purchasing legal cannabis. We also address parents’ concerns, quality control for consumers, and the unique social justice elements of this law. Rep. Morgan is a Deerfield resident, so you’ll hear hyper-local information about how recreational cannabis will affect our village directly, especially with medical cannabis dispensaries already operating in Deerfield and nearby Highland Park and Buffalo Grove. 

We hope you’ll enjoy this informative legislative update on this big change coming to Illinois in just a few months.

You can contact Rep. Morgan’s office at https://www.repbobmorgan.com/

We hope you enjoy our 32nd episode! Each month we release an episode featuring a conversation with a notable guest, including authors, artists, and leaders from Deerfield, Chicagoland, and the world. Learn more about the podcast on our podcast page.

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