The Clash of Cannabis Advocates – Marijuana Moms vs. Daddy Downer Rages on in Chicago

In Illinois, a coalition of female legislators and activists who spearheaded legalizing recreational cannabis now face public attacks by a district attorney irrationally blaming the plant for fueling violent crimes and mental health crises. These influential “Marijuana Moms” helped pass the state’s pioneering 2019 adult-use bill after years building public and political momentum. The law mandated strict safety regulations while allowing access for consenting adult use and expanding medical access.