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Daily Journal
     January 7, 2020      #33-7 KDJ
Patients talk with staff members at the Rise cannabis store in Mundelein, Ill.

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

Pot is now legal, but ramifications still

By Lee Provost

At 57 years old, Bradley Mayor Pro Tem Mike Watson is at the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation.

He has witnessed so many changes to society that he can’t even begin to recount all of them.

One he did not envision as he walked across the graduation stage in spring 1980 was one day it would be legal to smoke marijuana within Bradley. But as the calendar flipped and the newest version of the “Roarin’ 20s” begins, this is the place Watson finds himself.

As the leader of Bradley, the community which is the retail hub of Kankakee County, Watson also has opened the village’s doors to the prospect of it becoming home for a retail store where ...

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Marijuana buds are sorted into a prescription jar at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Julio Cortez
Lee Provost