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Illinois Deficiency Notices: What Dispensary Applicants Can Expect

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) is expected to issue its “supplemental” deficiency notices for dispensary license applicants “soon,” with soon being a relative term given this supplemental deficiency notice round was announced in early fall of 2020. Nevertheless, because the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) recently issued deficiency notices to craft grower, infuser, and transporter applicants, we think the IDFPR notices may be on the horizon. In preparation, we would like to share some observations from the IDOA notice round.

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Adult Use Legislation Filed in Connecticut

Yesterday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont filed legislation that would establish an recreational (“adult use”) cannabis market in the State. The Governor’s proposal would create a licensing process for cultivators, retailers, micro-cultivators, product manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers, product packagers, and delivery services.

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The Lone Star State Is Feeling Lonely At The Bottom Of The Cannabis Industry

Texas is heading for a boom—it is attracting tech businesses and growing its population, as individuals transplant from other states looking for a lower cost of living and better quality of life. Texas also has a fledgling medical cannabis program that may be headed for a boom as well. Texas’s medical cannabis program is small in both patient size and product offering, but there is a seed that can sprout growth.

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