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Prison Reform

Cannabis Industry Still Struggling with Diversity and Injustice

The cannabis industry is flourishing now more than ever. States such as Illinois have turned to legalize recreational marijuana use, and the economic results have been astounding. Within the first month of legalization, customers in Illinois have already spent nearly $40 million on recreational marijuana.  With big business comes big politics and make no mistake, candidates’…

Service Workers Struggling Pandemic

Service Industry Workers Still Struggling Through COVID-19 Despite Latest Stimulus

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on many businesses, especially the service industry. Even though many states gradually opened their restaurants to full capacity, the employees are still struggling.  Specifically, bartenders and servers are struggling to make ends meet during this pandemic. The scavenger hunt for tips is brutal, and many are getting stiffed by…