State of Illinois Announces Suspension of Deadline for Issuance of Adult-Use Cannabis Craft Grower, Infuser, and Transporter Licenses
Here is the link to the PDF announcement from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has suspended the deadline for issuing Illinois’s new Adult Use Cannabis Craft Grower, Cannabis Infuser and Cannabis Transporter licenses on account of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Here’s the text from the announcement in case you can’t download it:
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced today the July 1st deadline for issuing adult-use cannabis craft grower, infuser and transporter licenses has been temporarily suspended. Due to the previous application deadline extension and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order to extend the deadline. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will announce a new date to issue up to 40 craft grower licenses, up to 40 infuser licenses, and an unlimited number of transporter licenses.
View the Executive Order here.
“The Pritzker Administration is committed to creating a fair and equitable adult-use cannabis industry in Illinois. IDOA is helping achieve that goal by providing Illinois residents, specifically those who live in communities that were disproportionately impacted by the failed war on drugs, with multiple entry-points to this new industry,” said Jerry Costello II, Acting IDOA Director.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and the 6-week deadline extension granted to applicants have caused unforeseeable delays in the application review process. The Department is working tirelessly to ensure that applications are scored and awarded in a fair, deliberate and equitable manner.”
Once determined, IDOA will publicly announce the new date for issuing licenses.