Prospective Cannabis Entrepreneurs In Illinois Face Delays In Licensing

Prospective cannabis business owners in Illinois are frustrated by a slow licensing process.

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A marijuana plant flourishes under grow lights at a warehouse in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Ed Andrieski / AP Photo
Marijuana Cannabis
A marijuana plant flourishes under grow lights at a warehouse in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Ed Andrieski / AP Photo

Prospective Cannabis Entrepreneurs In Illinois Face Delays In Licensing

Prospective cannabis business owners in Illinois are frustrated by a slow licensing process.

Recreational marijuana may be legal in Illinois, but the limited number of suppliers is driving prices up for consumers. New prospective growers and retailers say they’re having a tough time getting licensed by the state.

Cannabis reporter Brad Spirrison and industry expert Edie Moore explain where Illinois is falling short, and how we can turn it around.

GUESTS: Edie Moore, executive director of Chicago NORML; social equity applicant

Brad Spirrison, business journalist and co-founder of the Grown In cannabis industry newsletter