CHICAGO (CBS) — Now that marijuana is legal in Illinois the city hosted the first fair aimed at helping people get into the pot business.
The “Cannabis Resource Fair” was at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum Saturday.READ MORE: Security Guard In Critical Condition After Falling 15 Feet Into Hole In Aurora Parking Lot
It was a chance to speak face-to-face with industry experts and entrepreneurs.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Mostly Sunny Day Ahead; Frost Advisory In Effect In Northwest Indiana
Mayor Lori Lightfoot also touted the potential benefit for people of color.
“To use this new industry as a powerful tool to expand social equity as we work to rebuild and grow our neighborhoods,” she said.MORE NEWS: Thieves Keep Using Postal Master Keys To Steal Mail: How Are They Getting A Hold Of Those Keys?
The forum also featured legal experts offering help with getting marijuana arrest records cleared, including information about new laws and regulations.