Illinois announces the initial 2020 round of Adult Use Cannabis Dispensary applications and the map showing regions where the marijuana dispensaries will go.
The application forms for Illinois adult use cannabis dispensaries are now available through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for the first round of cannabis dispensaries that will be issued licenses by May 1, 2020. The Department will be accepting cannabis dispensary license applications starting on December 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. through noon on January 2, 2020 (if you’re in line at that time, they’ll take your application).
Here’s how the map for the Bureau of Labor Statistics breakdown for where the cannabis dispensary licenses (those in addition to the medical cannabis dispensaries that exist and may be converting to adult use cannabis dispensaries) will get awarded:
In case you’re wondering about how that might pan out by population, here’s a link to the population of Illinois’s counties.
Also, the social equity portion of the adult-use cannabis laws under Illinois’s Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act creates opportunities for those in areas disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of cannabis and the Department has provided a map of those areas – you can find that map here.
For the adult use cannabis dispensary programs, you can find the applications here.
The information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation through the website includes a List of Adult Use Cannabis Dispensaries; a list of Early Approval Adult Use Licenses for Existing Dispensing Organizations; the application for Adult Use License for New Dispensing Organizations; valuable Information for Purchasers; good Information for Dispensary Agents; Information for Responsible Vendor Training Organizations; and a list and links to the Laws and Rules.
For those looking for the medical dispensary programs, you can find the applications here.
Applications for craft grow, infuser, and transportation licenses will be made available from the Department of Agriculture on or before January 7, 2020.