CHICAGO (CBS) — They did everything right – secured a space, put the money up, and now they’re waiting for a marijuana license.
But six months later, they have heard nothing from the state.
As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, some social equity applicants say they can’t hold on much longer.
After nearly five months of state delays and thousands invested, Nakisha Hobbs and her partners said if the state doesn’t make a decision soon, their budget will decide for them.
“We are a collective of three Black women,” Hobbs said.
An educator who was born and raised on the city’s West Side, Hobbs knows Chicago.
“I currently live in the North Lawndale community,” she said.
When the state legalized weed, with an emphasis on social justice, Hobbs knew she wanted to get involved.
“I do see it as a real opportunity to generate income, to right some of the wrongs of history, and to be a resource to the community that I love,” she said.
Hobbs applied for a dispensary license…