Applications for Illinois cannabis dispensary licenses now available

Applications can be submitted starting Tuesday, Dec. 10, and are due by Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Alex Degman
October 02, 2019 - 5:13 pm
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ILLINOIS (KMOX) — Applications for the next round of adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses are now available. 

So far, only current medical marijuana dispensaries have been able to apply — but now new businesses get their turn.

Related: 2,163 seek to operate medical marijuana facilities in Missouri

Chris Slaby with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said those meeting certain criteria will have a leg up as part of the state's social equity report. 

"These are individuals who have either lived in areas that have been disproportionately affected by marijuana laws, have the majority ownership of someone who's been convicted of a cannabis-related offense that's eligible for expungement or is an applicant who would have at least 10 full-time employees who live in a disproportionately impacted area," Slaby said.

The applications can be submitted starting Tuesday, Dec. 10, and are due by Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Up to 75 conditional licenses will be awarded by May 1.

Click here to view the application.

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