Illinois Issues “Same-Site” Adult-Use Licenses to 14 Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
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Illinois Issues “Same-Site” Adult-Use Licenses to 14 Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Fourteen existing medical dispensaries have been licensed to also serve the state’s forthcoming adult-use market, which launches Jan. 1.

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November 13, 2019

Illinois has issued 14 “same-site” adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses to existing medical cannabis retailers in the state, which will be the first businesses to serve the adult-use market when it launches Jan. 1, 2020, according to a local ABC News report.

These licensees are also permitted to open a second adult-use dispensary at a separate location, the news outlet reported.

The state plans to award 75 adult-use licenses to new businesses, including social equity applicants, starting next year, according to ABC News.

Illinois released a “disproportionately impacted areas” map in September that outlines regions in the state where adult-use cannabis business applicants will get preference under the law’s social equity provision, and began accepting a new round of cultivation and dispensary licenses Oct. 1.