Pot shop licenses to promote social equity could go to firms tied to co-founder of $3B cannabis giant

9/10/20–Matt Estep, the former managing partner of Green Thumb Industries, runs an investment firm linked to two applicants, Dealership LLC and Clean Slate Opco LLC, hoping to win the right to open marijuana dispensaries in Illinois. The revelation about Estep’s connection to both companies comes as lawmakers and losing applicants are calling on the governor to halt the lottery over concerns that the application process apparently allowed clouted and seemingly well capitalized firms to move onto the next phase. Read