Diving deeper into the business of marijuana

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Chip Baker holds a cutting of a marijuana plant at the Baker’s marijuana nursery at Bakers Medical, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Oklahoma City. When voters in conservative Oklahoma approved medical marijuana in 2018, many thought the rollout would be ploddingly slow and burdened with bureaucracy. Instead, business is booming so much cannabis industry workers and entrepreneurs are moving to Oklahoma from states with more well-established pot cultures, like California, Colorado and Oregon. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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Ally Marotti is a business reporter at the Chicago Tribune, covering technology and the business of marijuana. She speaks with Rollye James about the impact of legalized marijuana IL, the unique challenges faced by marijuana business owners, the money generated from sales so far, and more.

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