420 with CNW — Illinois Cannabis Equity Licensing Bill Passed by House

June 3, 2021 15:25:00

Last week, a bill to create new cannabis dispensary licenses in the state of Illinois was approved by the House. The bill, HB 1443, was sponsored by Rep. La Shawn Ford and will be used to address the shortcomings of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act of 2019, specifically the license lottery that has been delayed by legal disputes, controversy and the coronavirus pandemic, for more than a year.

The measure would establish a pair of new cannabis dispensary lotteries, providing more than 50 licenses while addressing concerns about the initial 75 licenses cited…


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