“Folks are so thirsty, they’ll crawl through a desert and when there’s no water, they’ll drink sand,” Ald. Jason Ervin (27) said. “Please don’t make our community drink sand.” [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her allies on the City Council rebuffed an effort to prohibit the sale of pot in Chicago until July 1, withstanding an impassioned effort by several African American aldermen to impose a six-month delay to ensure that firms owned by people who were hurt by drug laws can profit from the sale of cannabis.

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