Pot advocates: Pritzker’s reading of law costing state $135M


CHICAGO — Lawmakers and cannabis industry insiders say Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s interpretation of Illinois’ marijuana legalization law is costing the state more than $100 million in tax revenue by blocking certain pot shops from relocating. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that even as cannabis sales have remained consistent despite the coronavirus pandemic, some industry advocates say in a recent memo that the state is losing out on an estimated $135 million in tax revenue by not allowing existing medical dispensaries to move without repercussions. They say the Pritzker administration’s reading of the law is hampering their industry.

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