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Cannabis jobs boon expected as Illinois’ medical industry prepares for recreational sales - Cannabis News

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker expects cannabis cultivation jobs to double as the cannabis market opens for legal recreational sales beginning Jan. 1.

Adult-use cannabis sales are set to begin legal Jan. 1. Some 30 medical dispensaries set to begin recreational sales around the state.

Pritzker said as many as 75 more dispensary licenses will be awarded in May.

“And over time we expect cultivation jobs to double and new jobs in this industry will number in the thousands,” Pritzker said at a bill signing last week, putting the final touches on cannabis legalization.

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