Anna business receives state license on Dec. 31
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, IDFPR, on Dec. 31 announced 11 more “Same Site” adult use cannabis licenses.
“Same Site” adult use cannabis licenses allow an existing medical cannabis dispensary to obtain an adult use dispensing license.
Thrive Anna was one of the medical dispensaries to receive an adult use license. Thrive Anna is located at 87 Richview Dr. in east Anna.
IDFPR also announced the first “Secondary Site” adult use cannabis license, which will allow an existing medical cannabis dispensary to obtain an adult use dispensing organization license within a limited geographic area.
This license permitted the dispensary to begin adult use cannabis sales at that location starting Jan. 1, provided the dispensary complies with local zoning rules or other local laws.
These recent approvals raise the total number of approved adult use cannabis dispensary licenses to 46.
In addition to opening adult use dispensaries at the same site of their medical cannabis dispensaries, existing medical cannabis dispensaries are permitted under the law to open a second site for adult use sales at a different location.
In the coming months, new applicants, including social equity applicants, will have the opportunity to apply for an additional seventy-five adult use cannabis licenses.
Social equity applicants are eligible for additional points on their application and for technical assistance, low-interest loans and fee reductions.
The medical dispensaries which received early approval adult use licenses included:
Thrive Anna. Thrive Harrisburg in Harrisburg.
Greenhouse Group in Morris. NuMed in Chicago. NuMed in East Peoria. NuMed in Urbana.
Windy City Cannabis Club in Homewood. Windy City Cannabis Club in Justice. Windy City Cannabis Club in Worth. Windy City Cannabis Club in Posen. Trinity Compassionate Care Centers in Peoria.
Rise-Joliet received a “Secondary Site” adult use only license.
The department said it anticipates receiving additional applications for early approval adult use licenses as municipalities adopt relevant zoning ordinances regarding adult use cannabis.
Starting on Jan. 1, state law permitted Illinois residents who are least 21 years old to legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower and up to 5 grams of cannabis concentrate.