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Demand for legal marijuana in Illinois would far exceed licensed growers' ability to supply it, study shows

CHICAGO - Legal recreational marijuana in Illinois could drive demand as high as 550,000 pounds a year, far more than the state's licensed growers can supply, according to a new study commissioned by state legislators.

The study, performed by the Colorado consulting firm Freedman & Koski, lends support to those who argue that Illinois' fledgling marijuana industry should expand and diversify, allowing the participation of more black and Latino entrepreneurs - people whose communities

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