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THE ILLINOIS HOUSE IS PASSING LEGISLATION TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN THE STATE’S CANNABIS INDUSTRY. 

 

THE BILL IS SPONSORED BY REPRESENTATIVE LA SHAWN FORD OF CHICAGO AND AIMS TO IMPROVE UPON THE 2019 LANDMARK LAW LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.

 

 

FORD SAYS FLAWS IN THE APPLICATION AND SCORING PROCESS KEPT MINORITIES OUT OF THE PROFITABLE INDUSTRY. HIS MEASURE TWEAKS THE SYSTEM AND ADDS TWO MORE LOTTERIES IN WHICH 110 DISPENSARY LICENSES WILL BE AVAILABLE. IT NOW MOVES TO THE SENATE.

 

REPRESENTATIVE KATHLEEN WILLIS OF NORTHLAKE SAYS IT’S TIME TO CORRECT THE DEFICIENCIES OF THE ORIGINAL 2019 LAW LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.

 

 

GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER APPLAUDED PASSAGE OF THE MEASURE, WHICH NOW MOVES TO THE SENATE FOR A VOTE.

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