Chicago’s 81st annual Thanksgiving Parade will be featuring an unusual addition to their lineup this year; a medical marijuana float. The parade which, is now call the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, features marching bands, performance groups and even Santa himself.
Illinois recently passed legislature allowing medical marijuana, and has already approved 6 dispensary locations in the city. Now one of those dispensaries, Good Intentions, will be proudly marching proudly down State Street in downtown Chicago.
The float will have a live garden of onion grass and flowers, no marijuana this time. Store owner Tammy Jacobi said, “Just as plants grow and flower, the company has blossomed into an organization that provides hope for the most seriously ill citizens of Illinois.”
The company is keeping the float PG rated and doesn’t anticipate negative reactions. Jacobi said, “We’re hoping that parents take the time to explain what medical marijuana is to their children and enlighten a younger generation of the benefits of emerging science and compassion.”
via: DNA Info