Why Illinois’ pot industry is missing out…and remains taboo

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In this March 1, 2018 photo, visitors sit in booths in the marijuana smoking room at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. San Francisco plans to issue more permits for marijuana smoking lounges this year after health officials finalize updated regulations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

‘Cannaconomist’ Andy Seeger joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why marijuana use in Illinois largely remains in the shadows over a year after it was fully legalized, and how state and local rules are keeping small businesses from offering an outlet for smokers to indulge.

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