A Fresh Perspective on Illinois Cannabis Policy and Social Equity
The Cannabis Community Insider – A Fresh Perspective On Illinois Cannabis Policy and Social Equity
In this episode, Hosts Abraham Villegas and Mark Peysakhovich interview a very special guest, Illinois State Representative Eva Dina Delgado.
Illinois State Representative Eva Dina Delgado is an attorney with more than 20 years in both public and private sector leadership. She has worked for the City of Chicago and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), serving as the Director of Governmental and Public Affairs and Director of Community Outreach. Her story is the quintessential American Story: Her parents came to this country as immigrants with nothing and sacrificed for their kids.
Now their daughter is a State Representative! Rep. Delgado’s perspective on cannabis is shaped by all these various experiences. She is a seasoned public and private-sector lawyer. She has worked in government and has deep insights into how the bureaucracy and its public agencies operate. As a woman of color and a daughter of immigrants, she understands the impact of institutional racism and the need for greater equity. Watch or listen to the conversation and let us know what you think!