State to pick overdue marijuana dispensary winners by Aug. 19 – Capitol News Illinois

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Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a news conference in Chicago Thursday focusing on criminal justice reforms. Earlier in the day, he signed a measure creating two new rounds of marijuana dispensary licenses and announced the dates of three lotteries to distribute the licenses. (Credit: Blueroomstream.com)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

More than 200 other craft growing, infusion, transportation licenses awarded

By JERRY NOWICKI
Capitol News Illinois
jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com

SPRINGFIELD – More than a year after new marijuana dispensary licenses were scheduled to be distributed per the state’s 2019 adult-use legalization law, the governor’s office announced the initial lottery and two new ones will happen by the end of August.   

The state also announced the award of more than 200 other licenses for craft growing and infusing operations as well as distribution, and the governor signed into law the measure that will allow for the two new lotteries.

“In addition to signing that legislation, we’re actually issuing 200 craft grower (and other) licenses

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