Illinois Pot Market Could Soon Rival Those In Colorado, Nevada

Marijuana Illinois
Marijuana plants are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Seth Perlman, File / Associated Press
Marijuana Illinois
Marijuana plants are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Seth Perlman, File / Associated Press

Illinois Pot Market Could Soon Rival Those In Colorado, Nevada

Illinois’ marijuana industry could surpass what’s already happening in Western states like Colorado and Nevada by 2023, according to a new report by the Chicago-based cannabis research firm Brightfield Group.

U.S. cannabis sales are expected to reach $22.7 billion, and states in the Midwest and on the East Coast show the greatest potential for long-term growth among companies, according to the study.

Morning Shift talks to Chicago Tribune business reporter Ally Marotti for more on the report and how Illinois lawmakers are working to break into the growing cannabis market.

GUEST: Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune business reporter

LEARN MORE: Illinois’ marijuana market could rival Colorado’s in the coming years, report finds (Chicago Tribune 5/21/19)