This week Grown In is beginning an exciting new partnership with the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CBAI). Starting today, Grown In content will be sponsored in part by CBAI and the twice-weekly Grown In newsletter will go to CBAI members and CBAI-interested readers. In addition to the impartial reporting you rely on, the Grown In newsletter will include sponsored messages from CBAI on their members and on-going activities.

We’re excited to work with CBAI Executive Director Pamela Althoff and the CBAI team to deliver the best cannabis industry news and information for Illinois. By partnering with CBAI we expect to deliver more insider details of how the state’s industry is operating, as well as more relevant information for those currently in the industry and trying to learn more about the industry.

If you’re reading Grown In for the first time as a CBAI member or follower, welcome! Grown In is Illinois’ only cannabis industry-focused newsletter, operated by news veterans with decades of business and political reporting experience, launched last December. To get a sense of where we come from, you can take a look at our past reporting here.

If you’re a new reader with questions, you have a lead, or just want to say hello, please drop a note to Brad or Mike anytime. We love to hear from you.

– Brad Spirrison & Mike Fourcher


Editor Mike is a co-founder and the editor of Grown In, a U.S. national cannabis industry newsletter and training company. His career has taken him from Capitol Hill to Chicago City Hall, from...