More Questions Than Answers For Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs

ILLINOIS:  Medical marijuana investors grilled public officials Wednesday for any scrap of information they could get about applying for state licenses before they must fork over up to $25,000 for the privilege.

Nearly 300 people turned out at a public meeting to ask state regulators about the process to apply to grow, dispense or use medical marijuana.

Questions ranged from the highly technical — someone asked if it’s OK to use vaporized sulfur on marijuana — to the constitutional, such as whether it’s legal to prohibit owners of medical marijuana businesses from also being customers.

Each business entity may apply for a permit to operate up to five dispensaries and three cultivation centers out of the 21 grow centers and 60 retail shops that the state will authorize. Regulators will choose which applicants get permits through a scoring system based on business, security and cultivation plans along with numerous other factors.


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