City Council OKs Expansion Of Jefferson Park Marijuana Dispensary, After Black Aldermen Sought Delay Over Concerns About Equity In IndustryAld. Jason Ervin (28th) asked his colleagues to vote against the expansion until the Illinois General Assembly passes a new law aimed at giving Black and Brown entrepreneurs a better shot at getting into the legal marijuana industry.
Illinois Recreational Marijuana Sales Break Another Record In SeptemberIllinois' recreational marijuana industry continues to surge as many other businesses struggle to survive during the pandemic, with statewide sales surpassing $67.6 million in September.
Pritzker: Illinois Poised To Have Most Diverse Cannabis Industry In U.S.Facing calls from communities of color, lawmakers to suspend the lottery for 75 new marijuana dispensary licenses, Gov. Pritzker said he’s open to minor tweaks to the program, but he said the process needs to move forward before considering sweeping changes.
Companies That Lost Out On Lottery For Marijuana Dispensary Licenses To Get Second Chance At Passing GradeAfter a barrage of complaints that only 21 companies made the cut for the upcoming lottery for 75 new marijuana dispensary licenses, Gov. JB Pritzker has announced companies that missed out will get a second chance at making the grade.
Illinois Marijuana Sales Break Another Record, With $61 Million Sold In JulyWhile many businesses have been struggling to survive during the pandemic, Illinois pot dispensaries have continued to thrive, setting another sales record in July.
Neighbors, Business Owners Want To Keep Marijuana Dispensary Out Of Gold CoastCity officials are set to decide if a pot shop can open up in the Gold Coast, right in one of the busiest parts of the city. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported Thursday night, the neighborhood has teamed up against the plan.
Amid Pandemic, Illinois Recreational Marijuana Sales Topped $37 Million In April, Surpassing Prior Two MonthsApril’s sales trailed the $39.2 million in January, the first month of legalized adult sales.
COVID-19 Pandemic Delays Awarding Of 75 New Marijuana Dispensary Licenses In IllinoisWith Illinois still apparently not yet at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, new businesses hoping to get in on the next round of the legal marijuana industry will have to wait a bit longer to find out if they can get state licenses.
4/20 Fizzle: Legal Marijuana Industry Tested As COVID-19 Slams EconomyThe unofficial holiday celebrating all things cannabis arrives Monday as the nation’s emerging legal marijuana market braces for an economic blow from the coronavirus crisis, with many consumers reducing spending or going underground for deals.
Legal Marijuana Sales In Illinois Total Nearly $35 Million For FebruaryStatewide legal marijuana sales in Illinois totaled nearly $35 million in the month of February, according to the state.
Legal Marijuana Sales Created $10.5 Million In Illinois Tax Revenue In JanuaryThose numbers put Illinois on pace to surpass the $28 million Gov. JB Pritzker's office estimated the state would collect in cannabis taxes by the end of the current fiscal year on June 30.
First Month Of Legal Weed Sales In Illinois: $39.2 MillionIn the first month of legal marijuana use in Illinois, the state reported $39.2 million in sales.
Chicago Hosts Cannabis Resource Fair To Help People Profit From PotNow that marijuana is legal in Illinois the city hosted the first fair aimed at helping people get into the pot business.
City Announces 'Cannabis Resource Fair' On Saturday To Help Chicagoans Navigate Legal Weed IndustryThe city will host a “Cannabis Resource Fair” on Saturday to help people find jobs and business opportunities in the burgeoning recreational marijuana industry, and learn about their rights under the new state law.
Cook County Board Approves 3% Tax On Recreational Marijuana; Highest Rate In Chicago To Exceed 40% In Chicago By SummerThe new tax will go into effect on July 1, when the state’s recreational marijuana law allows local governments to begin collecting taxes on legal pot sales.