Illinois forfeited 13,000 pages of documents to attorneys who are challenging how the state awarded one medical marijuana business license.
This is the first release of this kind of material, but the records remain closed to journalists and the general public. The disclosure could soon shed light on the secretive process.
The records include applications from five companies that competed for a grower’s permit in a region covering Kankakee County.
The case is one of several similar lawsuits that are being closely watched by the new marijuana industry.