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Cannabis retail applicants in Illinois sue over Gov. Pritzker’s license-awarding lottery

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 19, 2020

Illinois is encountering a number of legal battles pertaining to the weed-friendly state's attempts to demonstrate the benefits of its social equity plan and award 75 new cannabis retail licenses. Three unsuccessful applicants are fighting against Gov. J.B. Pritzker's license-awarding lottery. A ...

New cannabis czar selected by governor of Illinois, where adult-use cannabis tax revenue could be added to social equity

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2020

A new cannabis “czar” has been selected by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to provide oversight for the state’s industry — former Obama administration insider Danielle Perry. The state Senate must now confirm the new position before Perry can commence with regulatory oversight for the newly launche...

Experts see silver lining for U.S. cannabis industry and Illinois is leading by example

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2020

In April, recreational cannabis sales in Illinois topped $37.3 million. The financial results indicate major success in the state's legal weed industry, which launched on January 1. It's a surprising outcome for the newly-launched market, which is still going strong despite the social distancing measures ...

Marge snitches on Homer for drug dealing in new ‘Simpsons’ cannabis episode

Marge snitches on Homer for drug dealing in new 'Simpsons' cannabis episode

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Season 31 of the 'Simpsons' is among us and if you caught the 17th episode, "Highway to Well", you will have noticed that the sitcom was heavily influenced by cannabis. Since the show is set in the now-thriving cannabis region of Illinois or, to be more specific, Springfield, it was just a matter of t...

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Adults aged 21 and over will soon be able to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in Illinois, thanks to the passing of HB 1438 on Thursday, May 30. It was on this date that the Illinois House voted to legalize adult-use cannabis with a vote of 66-47. The measure that will legalize recreati...

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