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Cannabis license issuance deadline suspended


SPRINGFIELD–The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced the July 1 deadline for issuing adult-use cannabis craft grower, infuser and transporter licenses was temporarily suspended. Due to the previous application deadline extension and the ongoing pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order to extend the deadline. 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.

“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.

Once determined, IDOA will publicly announce the new date for issuing licenses.