420 with CNW – Marijuana Taxes Support Rural Pharmacies in Illinois During COVID-19 Crisis

April 22, 2020 16:20:33

The Coronavirus is turning out to be the cause of the biggest economic decline we’ve seen in a long time. On top of placing immense stress on the healthcare system, the virus has left all but the most essential businesses shut down. Millions of Americans have already lost their jobs, and experts say it may take a while to get the economy back on track.

The state of Illinois has found a way to keep its rural pharmacies afloat during the crisis, and cannabis plays a big hand in it. Over time, the state has built up a rainy day fund, totaling $946 million, using funds from cannabis sales taxes. These funds will be used to keep rural pharmacies, which may be the only ones within miles, afloat during…


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