In the wake of marijuana becoming legal in her state for recreational use, Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton decided to be the first in line at a local dispensary to buy some.
According to CBS Chicago, Stratton went to Chicago’s Sunnyside Dispensary and purchased a 100-milligram tin of Mindy’s Edibles Glazed Clementine Orange Gummies, made by the cannabis company Cresco Labs.
“For too long, IL residents, particularly those that are black & brown, have been targeted and criminalized for #cannabis possession,” Stratton, a Democrat, tweeted Wednesday. “It’s not just a new year, it’s a new day. Thank you, @GovPritzker, for ending prohibition and building a more equitable Illinois.”