HANCOCK COUNTY ADDICTION COALITION SPONSORING A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
HANCOCK COUNTY ADDICTION COALITION SPONSORING A PANEL
DISCUSSION ON MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Carthage, IL – 11/7/2019 – The Hancock County Addiction Coalition invites all Hancock
County adult residents to a panel discussion regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana
in the state of Illinois. The discussion will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from
7–8 pm at The Legacy Theater in Carthage. The event is free of charge.
On January 1, 2020, the sale of recreational marijuana will be legal in the state of Illinois. The
Hancock County Addiction Coalition is aware there are many concerns as to how this will
impact our communities. Residents are uncertain about the numerous aspects of the law, and
how it will be enforced.
The Coalition has invited a number of people together representing various backgrounds to
discuss the law in a public setting. Local law enforcement, the Hancock County State Attorney’s
office, local health care providers, a person in recovery, and a representative from Herbal
Remedies in Quincy have been gathering information to share with the community in hopes of
answering these questions.
Nauvoo Chief of Police Mike Boley, who is serving on the panel, believes the discussion is
important to the residents of Hancock County. Even as an officer of the law he finds he has his
own questions about what will happen as of January 1, 2020. He is hopeful the panel,
representing various perspectives, will offer clarification to questions and concerns of the
The panelists want the community to understand this will not be a debate of whether the law is
right or wrong. The law has passed, and they hope to address community members’ questions in
efforts to clarify how this law will affect our daily lives. The Coalition invites all Hancock
County residents 21 years of age and over to attend.
The Hancock County Addiction Coalition will also have the Hidden in Plain Sight display set up
for public viewing in the lobby of The Legacy Theater from 5:30 until 7 pm. The Hidden in
Plain Sight display is an adult (21 years of age and older) education display which is a model of
a teenager’s bedroom containing many items that appear innocent but are actually drug
paraphernalia or red flags indicating substance misuse.
The Hancock County Addiction Coalition is also sponsoring guest speaker Andrew Dewey for a
community presentation on addiction and recovery on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, beginning
at 7:00 pm at The Legacy Theater.
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The mission of Hancock County Addiction Coalition is to Support, Treat, Educate, and Prevent
addiction in Hancock County. For more information about the Hancock County Addiction
Coalition or the Hidden in Plain Sight display, contact HCAC by phone at 573-240-0404, or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website at www.hcacil.org or by Facebook at