Illinois Issues Second Round of Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary Licenses – Cannabis Business Times

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issued the state’s second round of conditional adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses July 29, adding to the first batch of licenses that were awarded the week before.

Officials granted the most recent set of licenses to 28 applicants that were selected in a series of three lotteries held last summer to issue 185 total adult-use retail licenses, according to a press release from Pritzker’s office.

Friday’s awardees bring the total number of conditional licenses issued to 177.

The full list of awardees can be found here.

Of the applicants selected for licenses, 41% are majority Black-owned, 7% are majority white-owned and 4% are majority Latino-owned, according to the release. Thirty-eight percent of awardees did not disclose the race of their owners, but all the businesses issued conditional licenses qualify as Social Equity Applicants under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act that legalized adult-use cannabis in Illinois.

“These 177 licenses represent 177 individual but powerful steps toward addressing the decades of injustice preceding cannabis legalization, and I’m proud to help foster an industry that looks much more like the state it serves than its counterparts across the nation,” Pritzker said in a public

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