ILLINOIS: In the world of medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Illinois, there’s plenty of green behind the grass.
Hundreds of would-be medical marijuana growers and sellers have put millions of dollars on the line hoping for coveted state permits that were supposed to issued by former Gov. Pat Quinn by the end of last year.
To snag those valuable permits, the entrepreneurs hired consultants, lawyers and lobbyists.
They’re already paying rent, in some cases, or have money tied up in options to buy property.
And now, they wait. And with millions of dollars on the line, waiting can get expensive.