“In Illinois, we are striving to create an ecosystem for cannabis entrepreneurs"
These trainings will simplify and explain the process for applying for a license
The initiative aims to give the first licenses to those with cannabis convictions
“It’s a double edge sword and it doesn’t make a lot of sense”
Nearly 17% of the state’s cannabis businesses are now minority-owned
Report shows local jurisdictions differ greatly
About half those are “only one or two payments behind,” the report states
Christmas’s application was submitted within three minutes of the portal opening