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In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, photo, cannabis is grown at Revolution Global’s cannabis cultivation center in Delavan, Ill.

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, photo, cannabis is grown at Revolution Global’s cannabis cultivation center in Delavan, Ill.

Illinois cannabis growers struggle to raise funding

Especially non-white growers face endemic discrimination in accessing financial lending.

In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, photo, cannabis is grown at Revolution Global’s cannabis cultivation center in Delavan, Ill.

   

Craft cannabis growers in Illinois face systemic obstacles to gaining a foothold in the industry, so Illinois is investing millions in an effort to solve the problem.

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GUEST: Alex Nitkin, reporter with the Illinois Answers Project for the Better Government Association

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