Expert Cannabis Consultant Quoted

Michael Mayes, CEO of cannabis business consulting firm Quantum 9, was quoted in The Loyola Phoenix. Mayes acted as an expert in an article about medical cannabis in Illinois.

Michael Mayes, CEO of cannabis business consulting firm Quantum 9.

Medical Cannabis in Illinois

The Loyola Phoenix published an article about cannabis in Illinois. The state legalized medical marijuana in 2013. Illinois was the 21st state to do so. However, the law didn’t go into effect until 2014.

Basically, medical marijuana applicants found out how complicated the application process would be. Illinois has strict rules on account of medical cannabis in Illinois being new.

There was even trouble with background checks. Gov. Rauner handed out licenses before background checks can be run. In addition, applicants need 10 to 20 years of cultivating experience. Mayes said that it would be hard to find someone with experience that doesn’t have a drug charge.

Qualifying Conditions

Patients had to qualify based on a condition that could specifically cause pain or sleeplessness. However, citizens hoped to get the list expanded. Some of the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Illinois are:

  • ALS
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Chrohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Adult-Use in Illinois

However, voters made recreational cannabis legal in 2020. Customers were able to buy cannabis from dispensaries in January 2020. Although, recreational users can not buy medical cannabis in Illinois.

In light of legalization, Illinois has earned a lot of money from the industry. The state has made $52 million in tax revenue. That is to say that the cannabis industry can be very profitable.

Cannabis Consulting

Medical cannabis in Illinois has been legal for a few years.  At Quantum 9, we have experts who are seasoned in the cannabis industry. It would be our pleasure to help you.

In other words, reach out to us if you have any questions.

You can read the article here.

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I am a graduate from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Print and Digital Journalism. I'm originally from Bryan, TX, but moved to Denton, TX for school. Work I have done has been published on Society19 and Popdust.

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