A new dispensary in central Illinois received an early approval for a “same site” adult use cannabis licenses March 12.
This license will permit The Green Solution (at 501 W. Northtown Road in Normal) to begin adult use cannabis sales at that location, provided the dispensary complies with local zoning rules or other local laws.
These recent approvals by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation raise the total number of approved “same site” licenses to 49 and the total number of dispensaries licensed to sell adult use cannabis to 51. The list of dispensaries approved for adult use cannabis sales can be found here.
Under the law, existing medical cannabis dispensaries are permitted to open an adult use dispensary at the same site as their medical dispensary, as well as a second site for adult use sales at a different location.
In addition, IDFPR recently concluded its first round for new applicants, including social equity applicants, who had the opportunity to apply for an additional 75 adult use cannabis licenses. Social equity applicants are eligible for additional points on their application and for technical assistance, low-interest loans and fee reductions. Those licenses will be granted beginning May 1.
The Department anticipates receiving additional applications for early approval adult use licenses as municipalities adopt relevant zoning ordinances regarding adult use cannabis.
February 14, the IDFPR announced two dispensaries that are thirteen miles apart received early approval for a “same site” adult use cannabis licenses.
The two dispensaries include Mindful Dispensary at 1433 W. Fullerton Avenue Suite. C in Addison and Nature’s Care Company at 975 Rohlwing Rd. Rolling Meadows.
The medical dispensaries that received early approval adult use licenses in January included Rise Quincy at 2703 Broadway St. in Quincy and The Green Solution at 2021 Goose Lake Road in Sauget.
For a directory of dispensaries, click here.