Illinois Approves 11 More “Same Site” Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses
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Illinois Approves 11 More “Same Site” Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses

The latest approvals grant existing medical cannabis dispensaries adult-use licenses and raise the total number of license holders to 46.

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January 3, 2020

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has approved 11 more “same site” adult-use cannabis licenses, which grant existing medical cannabis dispensaries licenses to operate in the state’s newly launched adult-use market.

This most recent licensing round raises the total number of adult-use cannabis licensees to 46, according to a GlobeSt.com report.

Illinois has also approved its first “secondary site” adult-use cannabis licenses, which allows existing medical dispensaries to open a second adult-use location within a limited geographic area, the news outlet reported. Rise in Joliet and Thrive locations in Anna and Harrisburg have each received a secondary site license, according to GlobeSt.com.

The state will accept new adult-use cannabis licensing applications this year, including social equity applications, and will award 75 additional licenses, according to the news outlet.