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Saturday, March 28, 2020 — The Illinois Department of Agriculture updated the deadline for the current round of cannabis applications in the state. The deadline, already pushed back to March 30 from the original March 16, has been extended once again to April 30.
The current round of cannabis licenses on the line includes cannabis infusion licenses, transportation licenses, and the coveted craft grow licenses — designed to give smaller-scale cultivators an opportunity to enter the state’s booming cannabis industry.
The original deadline for applications was set for March 16 with applicants initially being required to hand-deliver applications at government offices in Chicago or Springfield. A similar deadline for dispensaries brought over 1200 applicants to downtown Chicago on January 2nd, forcing the governor to extend the deadline by several hours to accommodate the onslaught of applicants. …
I’ve been working at home for the better part of a decade so it’s mostly business as usual at my house — except for the fear that we’ll run out of toilet paper because of all the hoarders.
I say it’s business as usual, but in all actuality, our situation is a bit unique as we are currently living in a super cheap off-season Airbnb on the shores of Lake Michigan. One of the cool things about having the freedom to work from home.
I don’t say that to minimize or downplay the seriousness of what we are going through or its impact on business. I had two of my largest clients (probably heavily invested in the stock market) disappear three days before their bills were due. We’ve had several projects canceled and delayed, and like many Americans, we are wondering how we will make it through this crisis — looking to diminishing personal funds and stalled government talks wondering how we will pay our bills when entire industries are stalled. …