ILLINOIS (WAND) – To correct errors in the lottery process for adult-use cannabis dispensing organization licenses, the state announced an additional lottery will be held.
According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), this decision was made to remedy “limited administrative errors” that led to some applicants receiving fewer entries in the July 29 lottery than they were entitled to.
The state said six applicants did not receive the proper number of entries. This new lottery will not affect those who were already selected for the chance to receive a conditional license in previous lotteries.
“From the very beginning, the Pritzker administration has been committed to a licensing process that is fair, equitable, and accessible to all Illinois residents, regardless of what community they call home,” said Toi Hutchinson, senior advisor to the governor on cannabis control. “This additional step reaffirms our commitment to getting this right and places the state another step closer to establishing a legal cannabis industry that is reflective of our diverse population.”
“Our top priority is ensuring fairness for