Q: I want to start a cannabis business but licensing is too expensive in Illinois, how legal is it to sell cannabis clones
What is a Cannabis clone? A cannabis plant that is a genetic copy of the mother plant. When obtained from a reputable breeder, a clone is a young female cannabis plant with stable genetics. Growers typically select to raise clones instead of seeds when they would rather not risk getting a plant that's male or with poor characteristics.
Also clones are in a vegetative state not flowering stage so there is no cannabis
Is it legal and possible to start a legal business or a nonprofit org. selling clones in Illinois?
No, it would not be legal as the State of Illinois requires a very strict licensing, regulation, and eligibility for any cannabis and its derivatives operation in the state.
Besides, such operation does not qualify as a Sec. 503 non-for profit entity as it would be geared towards profit from its operations.
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