Medical Marijuana: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ For State Pot Growers

ILLINOIS:  They must disclose their finances.

They must provide real-time video from security cameras.

 They must draw diagrams of the production models.

But medical marijuana growers seeking the new state licenses can stay silent on one aspect of their business plans: how they will acquire their first seeds and starter plants.

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Agriculture will start taking permit applications from would-be growers and sellers. Those vying for one of the 21 cultivation or 60 retail licenses are rushing to meet the state’s requirements — considered the toughest in the nation — before the Sept. 22 deadline.


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