Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable – An Interview with Toi Hutchinson

Toi Hutchinson grew up understanding that cannabis wasn’t something you openly talked about in the home. The former Illinois state senator recalls that her father consumed it but would never call the plant by its name.

“He’d just say, ‘Go get the box,’” she says.

In May’s issue of Sweet Jane Magazine, you’ll find my interview with Toi Hutchinson, former Illinois State Senator and the new CEO of the Marijuana Policy Project. We had a meaningful discussion about cannabis and the tough conversations surrounding it. Take a read!

Read the interview here:

Published by Ashley Russ

Ashley Russ received her BFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and she is an MFA candidate at Antioch University. Her work has appeared in UC Riverside’s Mosaic Art and Literary Journal, Sweet Jane Magazine, Lunch Ticket, and in Endurance News. She resides in California where she teaches, rides endurance horses, and is working on her writing projects.

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