'This Is Just The Beginning': Minority Owned Businesses Await The Opening Of The Dispensary Lottery"We’re going to see a lot more diversity. A lot more color. A lot more variation.”
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.
Recreational Marijuana Sales In Illinois On Pace To More Than Double 2020 Total Of $670 MillionSince recreational weed became legal in Illinois last year, sales have increased every month, except for slight declines each February.
Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans, North Side Democrat, Resigning After 12 Years In OfficeState Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who was instrumental in the passage of legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and same-sex marriage in Illinois, is resigning from office at the end of the month.
Marijuana Sales Could Top More Than A Billion Dollars For 2020The complete 2020 recreational marijuana sales report for the whole year will be available in the next few days.
New Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Prospect HeightsIt was about a year ago that Illinois made recreational marijuana use legal for adults 21 and over.
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.
Work Halted At Fulton Market Building Where Cannabis Dispensary Wants To Open Work has been ordered to stop at a Fulton Market building where a cannabis dispensary wants to open.
Naperville's First Recreational Marijuana Dispensary OpensRise Naperville is now the first in Naperville to offer both recreational pot and medical marijuana.
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.
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.
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.
Recreational Marijuana Sales Hit New Record High In Illinois, And Number Is Expected To Keep RisingRecreational marijuana sales just set a new record high – nearly $64 million worth of cannabis was sold last month.
Gov. JB Pritzker Open To 'Changes And Fixes' In Marijuana Licensing Process, But Won't Delay Dispensary LotteryLast week, the state announced only 21 of 700 applicants for up to 75 new dispensary licenses would move forward to the upcoming lottery process.
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.