We are the cannabis industry newsletter in Illinois, providing detailed business coverage you can’t find anywhere else.

Cannabis is a fast-moving, fast-growing industry, and it’s hard to keep track of what’s happening, who the experts are, and who’s just blowing smoke. Twice per week Grown In will send to you a free email focusing on the ins and outs of Illinois’ cannabis industry, telling you the names, companies, regulators, and business moves you need to know to better understand.

We’re operated by two experienced reporters, Brad Spirrison, who has decades of business reporting experience, and Mike Fourcher, one of Illinois’ leading political journalists. Together, we’re building an organization focused on bringing you high-quality information about one of the country’s most opaque – and potentially most profitable - new industries, cannabis.

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Brad Spirrison

Publisher of Grown In. Serial entrepreneur. Journalist. Aspiring musician. Dad.

Mike Fourcher

Co-Founder and CFO, Grown In, Inc. Grizzled news media veteran. Wide-eyed optimist.