Illinois recently issued 185 total adult-use marijuana dispensary licenses to social equity applicants. ”Now, we look forward to getting these businesses up and running, creating jobs in the communities most harmed by the failed drug war, and cementing ownership in Illinois’ cannabis industry as the most diverse in the nation,” said Gov. JB Pritzker.

Now, an ownership group comprised of “wealthy and connected” Chicago entrepreneurs, recently received its first social equity recreational marijuana retail license issued by the state's regulators.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Green Rose Dispensary will open its doors soon in a prominent location in …

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