US: Bill aims to fix issues with craft cannabis application process

Recently filed legislation by state Rep. La Shawn Ford proposes to help fix issues within the craft cannabis cultivation application process and help get answers to more than 800 applicants.
A craft grower is a facility operated by a business that is licensed by the Department of Agriculture and the state to cultivate, dry, and package cannabis for dispensing organizations.

To apply for a craft license, growers need a $5,000 deposit and a place of business to operate from. The majority of applicants who have paid the application fee and secured a place of business have been let down because the state of Illinois not holding up its end of the agreement, Ford said.

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