The Illinois cannabis industry has undergone significant changes in recent years regarding diversity and social equity, as evidenced by data provided by the Cannabis Regulation Oversight Officer (CROO).

As first reported by Illinois News Joint, since the launch of adult-use marijuana sales in January 2020, the state's legal cannabis landscape has become notably more diverse.

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Diversity In Ownership And Leadership

At the outset of adult-use marijuana sales in 2020, the industry was primarily characterized by businesses that were entirely majority white-owned, with limited representation from other demographic groups. However, data indicates substantial alterations:

Diversity In Leadership Positions

Beyond ownership, leadership positions within cannabis companies have also witnessed significant changes. In the <a …

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