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: Water Main Break Shuts Down Streets In Morgan Park
It was a chance to speak face-to-face with industry experts and entrepreneurs.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Pause Impacting Vaccination Sites Across Illinois
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: Chicago Weather: Cooler Day Ahead
The forum also featured legal experts offering help with getting marijuana arrest records cleared, including information about new laws and regulations.