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.