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The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act provides for the controlled legalization of adult use cannabis in Illinois beginning January 1, 2020. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is charged under the act with implementing and administrating multiple aspects of the program, including the licensing and oversight of dispensing organizations, dispensary agents, and agent education providers. This page contains general information for the public and potential licensees about the program’s administrative requirements and deadlines and frequently asked questions. This page will be regularly updated as new stages of the program are put into place in accordance with the timelines established by the legislation.

Alert for Applicants

Additional resources are available ahead of the three conditional adult use cannabis dispensing organization license lotteries. Details may be found on this page under the tab “Details Announced July 15, 2021 for Conditional Adult Use Cannabis Dispensary License Lotteries”.
Lists of participants for each lottery may be found under each lottery’s section on this webpage.

Program Information

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