Future cannabis business owners should also prepare for the role they can play in creating an equitable cannabis industry.

Some aspiring cannabiz owners are flush with resources, but there are also many people who deserve a chance in this industry that haven’t been given a fair shot.

The state of Illinois serves as a real example for well-intentioned plans designed to deliver equity. But when it came down to it, many cannabis business owners and cannabis advocates felt underserved.

That’s when cannabiz owners organized and took matters into their own hands.

The first steps towards Illinois equity

On June 25th, 2019, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, or Illinois House Bill 1438. Pritzker coined this…

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