In last year alone, Illinois raked in half-billion dollars in marijuana taxes, more than any other, except for California. Nonetheless, even with such a developed market, Illinois still has social equity issues.

Representatives of 17 organizations, the Alliance For Cannabis Equity, are calling on state regulators to remedy the situation  by reforming the social equity cannabis licensing before the legislation session ends in Springfield, reported CBS News.

What happened: Numerouis social equity cannabis license holders have faced delays for years – some because of COVID, others due to lawsuits and others a variety of issues. No matter…the problem is that these license holders have had to cool their jets while the market went on to make billions. The irony is that legislators pledged to prioritize social equity license holders.

What now: The Alliance For Cannabis Equity is urging pending adjustments in Springfield.

"We haven't even gotten to the starting line yet," said Kiana Hughes of Chicago NORML. "Nobody thought that we …

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