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Despite Promise, Minorities Left Out of Illinois' Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry

www.nbcchicago.com May 3, 2021

Despite Promise, Minorities Left Out of Illinois' Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry





When adult-use cannabis was legalized in Illinois, social equity was promised to right the wrongs made against minority communities as a result of the war on drugs.

But more than a year after the state legalized recreational marijuana, not one new license has been issued for social equity applicants.


The $1 billion dollar industry in Illinois currently consists of 110 dispensaries that had a head start on recreational cannabis because they already had a medical license before the legalization.


These dispensaries were granted some of the first recreational licenses in the state.

Phillip Chandler, 31, of Chicago’s Calumet Heights neighborhood, is a social equity applicant and one of thousands who is trying to grab the opportunity to become a cannabis dispensary entrepreneur.

Chandler, a former gang member who was arrested on a cannabis offense when he was a...


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