Aspiring craft growers in Illinois rejoice after being awarded licenses after years-long wait 

After years of hoping and waiting for the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) to issue cannabis craft growing licenses, some applicants are seeing light at the end of the tunnel.… Continue reading Aspiring craft growers in Illinois rejoice after being awarded licenses after years-long wait 

What’s in Illinois’ legal weed? Sometimes contaminants, Sun-Times testing finds 

Nearly two years and $1.9 billion in sales since recreational marijuana was legalized, consumers can’t be sure the heavily taxed legal weed they buy is free from mold, yeast and… Continue reading What’s in Illinois’ legal weed? Sometimes contaminants, Sun-Times testing finds 

4/20 done a new way in Illinois

IGTM Education is proud of planning, coordinating, and hosting an event with Cresco Labs and ACC Of Illinois. This year while planning the event many people were asking about where… Continue reading 4/20 done a new way in Illinois

Illinois craft cannabis grower bill highlights tension between big companies, minority entrepreneurs 

Back in 2019, many marijuana industry experts trumpeted Illinois as setting a new bar for social equity: State lawmakers created a potential blueprint to provide greater opportunities for minority entrepreneurs in Illinois’… Continue reading Illinois craft cannabis grower bill highlights tension between big companies, minority entrepreneurs 

Preliminary plans for Las Vegas cannabis lounges include options for dining and entertainment 

As he walked through a warehouse that could eventually become home to one of the premier marijuana consumption lounges in Nevada, David Farris spoke of a new era for the… Continue reading Preliminary plans for Las Vegas cannabis lounges include options for dining and entertainment 

Illinois social equity license lending program stalls – costing intended recipients 

One of the key promises of Illinois’ support for cannabis social equity license winners was supposed to be government support in the form of subsidized loans from the State of… Continue reading Illinois social equity license lending program stalls – costing intended recipients 

Illinois supercase judge hears plans for resolving dispensary application complaints; says case might last into 2023

An Illinois judge Friday pushed dozens of unsatisfied cannabis dispensary license applicants towards a corrective lottery before hearing arguments on whether or not they deserve to participate in the application process and… Continue reading Illinois supercase judge hears plans for resolving dispensary application complaints; says case might last into 2023

Analysis: Don’t call it “social equity”, Illinois is really trying to eliminate the underground market

Except for a few lucky ones, Illinois’ cannabis license distribution has been a disaster. So, other than the entertainment value of the state’s self-immolation, why should anyone outside of the… Continue reading Analysis: Don’t call it “social equity”, Illinois is really trying to eliminate the underground market