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Why Is Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Growing So Slowly?

It’s been more than two years since Illinois legalized the use of medical marijuana, and at least 28 other states have laws on the books legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis. 

But program growth and sales haven’t reached anticipated goals, despite the state’s head start in the industry. 

Morning Shift talks to Chicago Tribune business reporter Ally Marotti about why Illinois’s medical marijuana program isn’t where investors hoped it would be, and the political factors that come into play.

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