“The status quo is not sustainable”
On June 25th 2019, Illinois became the 11th state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize adult-use cannabis, and the first to do so by the legislative process. This followed a long month of anticipation after the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the measure 66-47 in late May, and it was sent over to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
If you’re in today’s legal cannabis industry you’re aware that tax code 280E restricts you from operating like a traditional business. Simply put, even though you are operating a state-legal business, cannabis is still considered illegal federally. At the end of the day, this changes which expenses you are allowed to deduct for tax purposes.
What if I acquire a license? What's next?