KPMG grader, Hamd Kamal, graded applications and received a perfect score on his own application. How is that possible?
FRAUD & CORRUPTION
Matt Estep is tied to Green Thumb Industries, a multi-billion dollar company. Matt Estep is a rich white man that should not have received status as a social equity applicant. How is this possible?
FRAUD & CORRUPTION
Green Renaissance Illinois is tied to a cop, Republican operatives, and directly to the IDFPR, the agency responsible for overseeing the licenses. Both, Ross Morreale and Jay Stewart are Springfield insiders. Typical dirty politics and more FRAUD & CORRUPTION
It's not that the legislation failed, these corrupt business owners and slime politicians collaborated to keep black and brown people out of this industry. The whole process was fraudulent, full of corruption, and made possible by good ol' white boy cronyism.
Since when were white women locked up for selling cannabis? At what point were white people unfairly imprisoned, their communities destroyed, and their men killed by the police? For decades, the government criminalized black people over cannabis, now they want to be the face of this industry, by any means necessary - even corruption. Now Bridget Degnen gets to legally make millions selling drugs? This is the face of a social equity applicant? This is the face of fraud and corruption.
Where is the outrage from our black elected officials? How many more decades are they going to stand by collecting a check, driving their luxury vehicles, living in their big homes, and smiling in the face of these criminals while their people suffer? Why are they not writing legislation to fix this? Why did they allow the slave master clause in that bill? At what point do they not just show up for our vote and show up to make meaningful change? Is it because as one stated, "N**** don't donate to us." It's about the money? Then do your jobs so that your people can have wealth as well. Your inaction and silence say a lot.
These lottery slots went to wealthy, well connected white men. They did not go to communities hardest hit by the failed war on drugs.
This industry has been reserved for people that look like the governor - rich white men.
That was a ruse by a wealthy charlatan, JB Pritzker, to get the black vote.
He is allowing this fraudulent and corrupt cannabis license process to continue knowing that these are not true social equity applicants. The Cannabis Industry should be reparations for the racist assault on black people for decades. It should not be a gift to rich white men and taxes for the government that led the assault. We demand access to this industry!