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As marijuana sales boom, social equity applicants sweat licensing delays As marijuana sales boom, social equity applicants sweat licensing delays

As marijuana sales boom, social equity applicants sweat licensing delays

Social equity applicants to the state's marijuana industry – those whose majority ownership stakes include persons disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs – have been especially left in the lurch as their expenses mount and clarity as to when licenses will be released is lacking.

Group says local governments’ hands tied in COVID-19 economic response Group says local governments’ hands tied in COVID-19 economic response

Group says local governments’ hands tied in COVID-19 economic response

Local government officials in Illinois have their hands “tied behind their back” when responding to COVID-19-related economic struggles, three community and business advocacy groups argued Thursday.

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