After Losing $50,000, Social Equity Applicants Waiting For Marijuana License Say State Has Failed Them It has been more than a year since Illinois legalized and not one new operator has been given the green light to open up shop. 
Combined Recreational, Medical Marijuana Sales Exceeded $108 Million In Illinois In October, State SaysMarijuana sales in Illinois topped out at more than $108 million between recreational and medical dispensaries last month, state officials said Monday.
Some Social Equity Applicants Say Their Own Money Is On The Line As Marijuana Licenses Are DelayedThey did everything right – secured a space, put the money up, and now they’re waiting for a marijuana license.
Activists Say Black And Brown Chicagoans Are Being Ignored In Cannabis Dispensary LicensingThe lottery for licenses to run cannabis dispensaries in Illinois is set to happen in the next few weeks.
Some Minority Applicants Disappointed In Social Equity Application Lottery For New Cannabis Dispensary LicensesSince legalizing marijuana in Illinois the state has raked in millions in revenue, but as Illinois moved forward with handing out its first round of new licenses, many aren't convinced there is social equity in the pot game. 
Illinois Earns $52 Million in Taxes In First Six Months Of Legal Recreational PotIn the first six months of legal recreational marijuana, the State of Illinois raked in $52 million in taxes. 
Some Marijuana Products Have Been In Short Supply, And Medical Users Say They're Feeling It MostIt has been six months since Illinois began selling marijuana for adult use, and though sales have been rising, some products can be in short supply.
Executive Order Delaying Marijuana Licenses Has Social Equity Applicants Worried About Being Shut OutMore than 80 new marijuana licenses would have been announced Wednesday, but an executive order issued by Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday delayed them.
New Marijuana Dispensary Opening On Weed Street, But Other Dispensary Licenses Are Stuck On Indefinite PauseThe second recreational-only marijuana dispensary in Chicago opens Wednesday, on – believe it or not - Weed Street.
Illinois Pushes Back Deadline To Issue New Marijuana LicensesIllinois is pushing back its deadline for issuing new licenses to grow, infuse and transport marijuana. 
Coronavirus Pandemic Means Major Changes To Marijuana Industry In IllinoisThe pandemic has also totally changed how the dispensaries that are still running are operating every day.