032423KP0790WSPRINGFIELD – Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) released the following statement after the passage of Senate Bill 1559:

“I am proud to have led Senate Bill 1559, which moves us another step forward in our journey to ensuring the cannabis industry is fair and equitable. The industry has the potential to change lives – but that’s only possible if we keep the principles of equity at the center of every decision we make.

“The two-year moratorium on new transporter licenses will give independent transporters the opportunity to grow and thrive – helping many Black majority owners be successful in the Illinois cannabis industry.”