CHICAGO (WLS) — Governor JB Pritzker marked a milestone Wednesday in cannabis industry with the opening of the first “social equity” dispensary in the state. But he also opened the door to the possibility of cannabis delivery.
Pritzker was not advocating for Illinois to join other states who allow for consumers to order online and have their weed delivered like a pizza, but today he said he supports the idea.
Pritzker toured Ivy Hall Wednesday morning, the Bucktown dispensary which became the first social equity facility in the state to open a few weeks ago. The program is designed to guarantee minority access to the lucrative cannabis business now moving forward after a number of fits and starts.
“I am living proof of Illinois making good on its promise to carve out a more equitable cannabis landscape for generations to come,” said Nigel Dandridge, co-owner of Ivy Hall Dispensary.
Pritzker said all 192 licenses have now been issued and many of the hurdles have been cleared which should allow many more social equity licensees to open their facilities in the months ahead.
“Much of the challenge has been