Chicago's mayor says the new plan would make it easier for minority applicants get into a lucrative business now dominated locally by white-owned companies.
A Black-owned marijuana dispensary is coming to Springfield.
When Illinois legalized recreational marijuana, only previously existing medical marijuana dispensaries were allowed to also open retail shops. A batch of 75 new licenses have been delayed more than a year.
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Responding to a software snafu that kept some patients from buying medical cannabis, the state of Illinois alerted dispensaries Monday to sell to any registered patient, rather than following the legal limit of one dispensary per patient.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he looks forward to signing the bill “so that we can begin the next phase creating a cannabis industry that reflects the diversity of all of our people.”
Illinois stands ready to create 110 new recreational marijuana stores this year after the state Senate voted 50-3 Friday to approve a measure meant to reward those who were hurt by the war on drugs.
Legislation aimed at increasing diversity in the state's nearly all-white cannabis industry is heading to Gov. JB Pritzker's desk.
The measure is meant to address shortcomings in the 2019 Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, specifically in regard to a license lottery that was delayed by the pandemic, controversy and legal disputes for over a year.
An Illinois House committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill designed to create more racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the ownership of marijuana dispensaries.
Quad-City home builder and developer Dan Dolan is the sole owner of two new recreational marijuana dispensaries in Fulton and East Dubuque, Illinois.
Illinois set a record with $109 million in sales of recreational marijuana in March — a huge 35% increase from the previous month.
Wrigley, 57, is the great-grandson of William Wrigley Jr., who founded his namesake company in Chicago in 1891 by making soap.
There is a major new player in the Illinois weed industry.
The second year of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois is off to a fast start.
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The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Thursday it plans to award two new medical marijuana dispensary licenses. The new licenses follow the March closures of dispensaries in Davenport and Council Bluffs.
Statewide sales of adult-use cannabis drew near to the $150 million threshold in April.
Eighteen pre-applications have been filed in Iowa for the two vacant medical cannabidiol dispensaries.
Industry experts say Iowa and federal medical marijuana regulations make it difficult to operate a dispensary in the state. Their comments come as the Iowa Quad-Cities' only medical cannabidiol dispensary closed suddenly Monday.
More than 70 days into adult-use cannabis sales, Nature’s Treatment of Illinois was able to sell flower marijuana to recreational users Friday.