African-American Entrepreneur to Front Cannabis Dispensary Application Fee for 100 Social Equity Candidates in Illinois

November 5, 2019
Illinois recently became the first state to legalize adult-use cannabis through its legislature. That law also included a slate of social equity provisions intended to repair decades of damage from cannabis criminalization by giving minority communities a chance to participate in the new and legal marijuana economy. Still, there's reason to believe some individuals could have trouble paying the $2,500 application fee for dispensary licenses. That's why Chicago entrepreneur, Seke Ballard, is offering to front marijuana dispensary application fees for 100 social equity candidates. Ballard joined Cheddar to discuss.
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