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No new cannabis shops to open in Chicago next year, loans offered to Illinois social equity applicants

No new cannabis shops to open in Chicago next year, loans offered to Illinois social equity applicants

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

On Monday, October 28, new rules were released regarding Chicago’s cannabis shops. The rules clarified that there would be no expansion on the number of state-licensed legal weed stores, according to a source from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Currently, Chicago has 11 cannabis dispensaries; a number that i...

Chicago lawmakers give the go-head for recreational cannabis dispensaries

Chicago lawmakers give the go-head for recreational cannabis dispensaries

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

In July, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into effect. It legalized the production, consumption and sale of cannabis in Illinois. Fast forward to 2020 and Chicago will hold a lottery, but it's not the kind of lottery that involves winning money. Rather, a luc...

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