Illinois is poised to begin licensing scores of new dispensaries now that the General Assembly has voted to legalize the possession of recreational cannabis effective January 1, 2020.

On May 31, after rounds of spirited debate in both houses, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1438 by a 66-47 margin. Championed by Sen. Heather

This weekend, Illinois’ governor announced a proposed bill, planned for filing in the hopper today or very soon, which will allow for the cultivation and retail sale of adult-use (i.e., recreational) marijuana in Illinois.  The bill will allegedly be several hundred pages long, so the Governor’s office has provided us with a summary of the

Illinois finally issued its industrial hemp applications and final regulations in accordance with the new Illinois Industrial Hemp Act. https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Plants/Pages/Industrial-Hemp.aspx. These is no limit on the number of licenses, which are to be issued to qualifying applicants within 30 days of application. Applications are available for growers and processors, with fees ranging from $100