Timeline set for next cannabis dispensary licenses – Jacksonville Journal-Courier

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Dec. 21, 2022

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on Wednesday announced the timeline for the next round of cannabis dispensary licenses.

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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on Wednesday announced the timeline for the next round of cannabis dispensary licenses.

Applications for the lottery will be accepted starting in January. This follows the release of 192 conditional dispensary licenses earlier this year, all to social equity applicants.

“Illinois is committed to having the most accessible and equitable cannabis industry in the nation, and we look forward to issuing additional social equity licenses and cementing our status as a national leader,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “My administration will continue working to ensure the industry reflects the diversity of our great state, and I wish to thank all stakeholders for their hard work on this process to ensure that happens.”

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will begin accepting applications for 55 additional conditional cannabis dispensary licenses on Jan. 30. The 55 licenses will be distributed across the 17 Bureau of Labor Statistics regions.

Applicants must register as a business and provide certain basic information, such as the

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