Dispensary Licensing, Sales and Revenues by Medical / Recreational

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  • Dispensary Policy Changes
  • Illinois Dispensary Licenses
  • On July 15th, 2021, Illinois passed HB1443 and made amendments to the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. These changes were effective immediately.
  • The changes to the CRTA created two new lotteries for 110 additional licenses.
  • The first 55 licenses were available to applicants that scored at least 85% on their submission to the 75 original licenses.
  • The second 55 licenses were available to applicants that scored at least 85% on their submission and must also qualify as a social equity applicant (i.e. majority ownership must be someone who has;
    • lived in an area impacted by the war on drugs for 10 years,
    • be a member of a family impacted by the war on drugs, or
    • have been arrested or convicted of a marijuana crime eligible for expungement.)

Source: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1443&GAID=16&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=110&GA=102

Illinois Dispensary Licenses

Source: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

  • Currently operating licensees, 100% are non-Hispanic White and only one is women-owned
  • Of the new agricultural licensees i.e. craft growers, infusers, and transporters, 100% are social equity licensees and the majority are non-White owned.
  • New licenses tripled the size of the Illinois retail industry
  • 100% of the new retail licenses are social equity licenses
  • Ownership in the Illinois Cannabis industry the most diverse in the country at 30%

Source: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

  • Licensed Cannabis Dispensaries for Illinois
  • Licensed Cannabis Dispensaries for Chicago
  • FY22 - 23 Revenue Over Time
  • Illinois Monthly Retail Cannabis Sales
  • Cannabis Regulation Fund Allotments
  • Budtender Training (Jan 20 - Apr 23)