Illinois is now offering more than $31 million in grant money from a portion of the taxes generated from cannabis-based sales since legalizing cannabis 8 months ago. The new grant program was set up to help small businesses and non-profits in disadvantaged communities benefit from such sales. The Program is called “Restore, Reinvest and Renew Program — or what we call R3,” according to Illinois Lieutenant Governor Julianna Stratton. The R3 grants will center its funding on civil legal aid, economic development, reentry into society by former inmates, violence prevention, and youth development.

– QC Times, July 15th, 2020

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