CHICAGO – State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, is inviting lawyers, lawmakers, business owners and the general public for a virtual town hall discussion Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. on cannabis licensing in Illinois.

“The cannabis industry is booming in Illinois, but the licensing rollout has left some communities behind,” Ford said. “Ongoing lawsuits are representative of the issues with the licensing process, and this town hall will give residents an opportunity to talk about developments. We’re expecting to hear from social equality applicants struggling to start their craft grown, dispensary, transportation and other cannabis related businesses In Illinois.”

Ford’s town hall will specifically highlight ongoing lawsuits regarding the license process in Illinois, as well as what action can be done to clear up delays in Cook County and allow for new cannabis businesses to open. Individuals who wish to speak may contact Ford at with Cannabis Town Hall as the subject.

Saturday’s Zoom call can be accessed at


Who: State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, lawyers, business owners, other stakeholders involved in cannabis licensing

What: Virtual Cannabis License Town Hall

When: Saturday, March 5; 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Zoom: 847 8185 7225, ID 218586

Rep. La Shawn FordRep. La Shawn Ford

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