State to review concerns before setting lottery for cannabis licensesPosted by On

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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced Tuesday that it continues to “review questions” and has still not set a date for a lottery to distribute 75 marijuana dispensary licenses.

After IDFPR announced earlier this month that just 21 applicants qualified for the first 75 social equity licenses, lawmakers and stakeholders immediately raised concerns with Gov. JB Pritzker, asking his administration to temporarily stop the process.

The licenses were originally supposed to be distributed in May, but the process was delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sept. 3, an IDFPR spokesperson said the lottery would be scheduled in “late September.” But IDFPR said Tuesday there is still no scheduled lottery date.

“The final date for the lottery for adult-use cannabis licenses had not been set…

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