In US news and current events today, Alderman for the 5th Ward of Evanston, IL Robin Rue Simmons spoke to NowThis News about the city’s plan to use recreational cannabis taxes to fund reparations. 2019 has seen movement in the reparations debate and cannabis legalization. As more places legalize weed, governments are deciding how to use cannabis taxes. Tying weed into the reparations debate 2019 was a novel idea for the Evanston City Council. These cannabis taxes explained Simmons could directly address the wealth gap in her community.