STATEMENT FROM THE CANNABIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS ON THE FIRST DISPENSARY LICENSE LOTTERY 7/29/2021
The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois welcomes today’s action by the State of Illinois to conduct the first of three lotteries and move forward to award social equity licenses. These applicants have put their lives on hold for more than a year as this process played out, and we’re excited to finally welcome these new businesses into the industry.
CBAI will continue to advocate for fast, fair administrative action, regulatory changes that support the industry, continued support for medical patients and amendments to the law that support all cannabis entrepreneurs.
Social equity applicants who were not awarded a license this round are encouraged to check out CBAI’s Minority Business Associate Membership program at cbail.org/mbam to apply for free membership to the association.