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Pot lottery will drag on past September

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has responded to concerns about the lottery that will be used to award new marijuana retail licenses, telling Black and Latino lawmakers in a letter that “before the lottery takes place, we will take the necessary time to ensure that the process is fair and equitable.“

When it announced the finalists for the lottery, the state said it would hold the lottery in late September, but it now appears the process could take longer than that. “The final date for the lottery has not been set as of today,” a spokeswoman for the Governor said in a statement…Please click here to read John Pletz’s story in Crain’s.

Related: Illinois will give some retail weed applicants a do-over, in Crain’s.

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