UPDATED: From the President:
Due to inclement weather (strong wind and heavy rain advisory), we have moved today’s rally online to ZOOM at 5 PM TODAY to launch our ACTION NOW! campaign.
The ZOOM details for TODAY’s 5 PM Action Now! rally are:
We are pleased that Representative LaShawn Ford, a strong advocate for Social Equity and the Craft Cannabis Community, is planning to join us and speak.
We look to you joining!
The Illinois Craft Cannabis Association (ICCA) is hosting an “Action Now!” rally at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Thompson Center “to remind Governor JB Pritkzer of his broken promises and to demand immediate release of craft cannabis licenses.”
“Our rally message to the Governor is simple,” said ICCA President Paul Magelli, “issue craft licenses immediately so this community can move forward, start healing from past harms, and begin contributing to the financial health of our Communities and Illinois.”
To join the Action Now! rally RSVP here.
“We appreciate this is a holiday week, but the delivery of our message as a community to the Governor is important,” Magelli said. “I ask that you take the time and join community members and me.”
ICCA is demanding that Pritkzer “#freethecraftlicenses” for cannabis craft growers, transporters, and infusers. The ICCA wants to have the licensing scores released and licenses issued.
“Wear your mask, keep your distance and let’s leverage the warm weather to bring our passion to foot steps of the Governor and his administration,” Magelli said.
The ICCA is an independent, non-profit organization that serves the Illinois craft cannabis sector focused on craft growers, infusers, and transporters.
The ICCA’s mission is to cultivate a diverse, equitable, sustainable, and professional craft cannabis sector that ensures quality and choice for Illinois consumers.
The ICCA 1) conducts and crowd-sources research from the community by curating market intelligence and best practices for actionable insight for the craft community 2) supports the community by providing practical education that contributes to the growth and success of craft cannabis businesses, and 3) amplifies the voice of the craft cannabis community to ensure that the unique needs of craft growers, infusers, and transporters throughout Illinois are heard.
As part of the research, the ICCA 1) publishes insight on Illinois consumers and dispensaries vendors 2) provides facility construction, grow operations, and security 3) and provides professional services for legal, regulatory, lab testing, and banking.
The ICCA educates business that want to start craft cannabis businesses, design a craft grow facility, financial modeling for a profitable craft cannabis business, and fund raising in craft cannabis companies.
In addition to educational sessions and materials, ICCA is partnering to provide training programs to build the talent needed for this fast-growing craft cannabis sector.
As part of its advocacy efforts, the ICCA collects and shares key economic development indicators for the craft cannabis sector, tracks and measures job creation, sales revenue contributed, and income generation.
The ICCA is member-founded, member-led, and business-focused.
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