Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) (CSE:GTII,OTCQX:GTBIF) expects five of its Illinois cannabis stores to be open for adult use cannabis sales on January 1, the first day it is legal to purchase cannabis in the state of Illinois for consumers aged 21 and above.
As quoted in the press release:
“January 1, 2020, will be a historic day in Illinois and we are ecstatic to be a part of it. GTI kicked off the medical program with the very first cannabis sale at Rise Mundelein in 2015 and we are proud to do the same with adult use sales at the same location just four years later,” said GTI Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “The state has been a leader in regulated cannabis programs, particularly with social equity as a focal point for legalization. We have created jobs, tax revenue, and – most important – access to safe and compliant products for people to improve their well-being. Congratulations to the cannabis and social equity advocates, cannabis operators, legislators, regulators and the citizens of Illinois who have made this happen.”