A Look At The Marijuana Industry, Recreational Sales Coming Next Year

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In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. The state is accepting applications for marijuana store licenses starting Oct. 1, 2019. Seth Perlman / Associated Press
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In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. The state is accepting applications for marijuana store licenses starting Oct. 1, 2019. Seth Perlman / Associated Press

A Look At The Marijuana Industry, Recreational Sales Coming Next Year

Starting next week, applications for 75 new marijuana store licenses in Illinois will be open until Jan. 1. While the Pritzker administration is optimistic recreational sales will start on time, many marijuana businesses worry they won’t be ready by then. That’s because a number of administrative rules over recreational pot have yet to be proposed.

Morning Shift looks into some of the concerns pot businesses have about the application process beginning Oct. 1 and recreational sales coming next year.

GUEST: Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune business reporter

Edie Moore, executive director of Chicago NORML