Topic: Licensing

Let’s Go; It’s Time for Illinois to Issue Cannabis Licenses

The dates are getting further into the rear view mirror. The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act became law on June 25, 2019. Adult-use sales of cannabis began on January 1, 2020. Thousands of entrepreneurs, many of them qualified social equity applicants, submitted applications for new dispensary licenses on or before January 2, 2020.

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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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Georgia: The Next Cannabis Peach

When it comes to cannabis, all eyes seem to have turned to Georgia. Not only are its two Senate seats still up for grabs, which could have implications on federal cannabis legislation during the next Congressional session, but the State of Georgia also just released a Request for Proposals for its Cannabis Production Licenses.

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