Illinois city approves using marijuana taxes to fund reparations program

  • Lawmakers in a  Chicago suburb earlier this week approved using taxes from recreational marijuana sales to establish a local reparations program.
  • The money will go toward job training and other benefits for Evanston’s black population, the Pioneer Press reported.
  • Simmons said the source of the funds was especially appropriate, citing the ” war on drugs” that has led to increased incarceration rates among African-Americans, particularly for marijuana-related offenses.

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