STATEMENT FROM THE CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois supports the additional steps announced Monday by the Pritzker Administration to ensure a more equitable and fair process in awarding the first round of adult-use licenses.
CBAI and its members have been strong supporters of a robust and diverse cannabis industry that keeps social equity at the forefront. Our members have incubated, mentored and supported social equity applicants to be competitive in the marketplace, and we’re encouraged by these additional steps to bring more diversity to the industry.
We remain committed to working with stakeholders on a review to better understand the process used to award licenses and establish the lottery. We support the Administration’s efforts to conduct the disparity study of the industry and help create the roadmap for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the program.
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