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Illinois to Lead by Example With New Cannabis Cultivation Energy Standards


Illinois will begin adult-use cannabis sales Jan. 1, 2020 -- a major Midwest story in its own right -- but industry observers are pointing to the state's suite of new energy standards as narrative to watch, a bellwether for what's to come in the business. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the energy bill (H.B. 1438) into law earlier this summer. The goal is to place and enforce limits on electricity and water use in this rapidly growing industry; Illinois currently allows only indoor cannabis cultivati...

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