ILLINOIS: The marijuana seeds can soon be planted.
In a move that surprised advocates of the medical marijuana program, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Monday announced it would issue most of the coveted licenses to grow and sell the medical product.
The move came amid fears Rauner would take months to determine who should be awarded the new state licenses.
Patients and medical marijuana advocates lauded the governor for taking swift action on the licenses, allowing the medical marijuana program to gain momentum.