Illinois House Passes Legislation That Would Give Minority Entrepreneurs Better Shot At Entering Cannabis BusinessMinority entrepreneurs may soon have a better shot at getting into the marijuana industry, thanks to legislation that just passed the Illinois House of Representatives.
This 4/20, State Delays Are Still Holding Up Minority-Owned Marijuana Businesses After More Than A YearCBS 2’s Tara Molina learned as the state continues to rake in millions, not one minority-owned pot business has opened up shop yet because of state delays.
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.
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.
Social Equity Entrepreneurs Celebrate Applications To Get Into Marijuana BusinessAs recreational marijuana sales continue to pour in millions of dollars in tax revenue in Illinois, a group made a move Thursday to make sure the multimillion-dollar industry doesn’t leave them behind.
Social Equity Applicant Optimistic About Getting Dispensary LicenseThere was a noticeable minority presence in the crowd Thursday. This is the first opportunity many had to take advantage of the state's Social Equity program. Applicants from distressed communities with 51% minority ownership in their businesses can earn more extra points leading to licences approval.
L.A.-Based 4thMVMT Steps Up To Help Bring Social Equity To Chicago's Cannabis BusinessAs Illinois moves forward licensing dispensaries for legalized marijuana, minorities said they are getting left out of opportunities because of the high cost.
Social Equity Works To Level The Recreational Pot-Selling Field"Hell no it ain't fair."
Social Equity Not Equal For Everyone Trying To Sell Recreational Marijuana"People like me are going to be left out."