Pamela Althoff


Cannabis Business Association of Illinois Executive Director Pamela Althoff Releases Statement on Need to Issue Social Equity Licenses

CHICAGO, April 30, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CBAI) believes social equity licenses must be issued as soon as possible and the General Assembly should focus on ensuring any change to cannabis law puts awards for social equity applicants at the forefront. This is no time for distractions. We have made clear that any negotiations on the law should occur between the General Assembly and the social equity applicants who have had their lives on hold waiting for licenses to be awarded.

Pamela Althoff, executive director of the Cannabis Business Association in Illinois, publishes statement on the need for social justice licenses

If the headline sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Cannabis lounges where customers can smoke a joint, rip up a bong, vape a swab, or do just about anything you can imagine with the plant seemed a certainty in 2017 under a Las Vegas regulation – and then again you’ve been discussed in America’s entertainment capital for over four years.

Pamela Althoff: Proud of marijuana law's success

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly took a bold step last year, creating and signing into law the country’s most progressive and equitable adult-use cannabis law and laying a foundation that will undoubtedly be a model for other states moving forward. It would be an understatement to say...