In a matter of a couple weeks, Illinois’ recreational cannabis consumers have all but depleted the state’s stock of cannabis products. The widespread disequilibrium between supply and demand has made it tough for dispensaries to serve customers. And some shops, Illinois regulators say, have started breaking the rules in order to put products on their shelves.
Since issuing a formal warning to Illinois dispensaries last week, regulators have begun investigating violations of rules against stockpiling cannabis and selling medical cannabis reserves to non-patients. The scope and extent of these violations is still unknown, but officials say persistent offenders could face fines and potentially, antitrust investigations.
Dispensaries Are Breaking the Rules to Source Products for Their Customers
Cannabis shops in Illinois are running out of weed. And that’s a problem, not just for eager recreational consumers, but for medical cannabis patients who depend on the products they need being available.
Illinois’ new cannabis law, which…