CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced Thursday the first “Same Site” adult use cannabis licenses, which will allow an existing medical cannabis dispensary to obtain an adult use dispensing license. This license will permit the dispensary to begin adult use cannabis sales at that location starting January 1, 2020, provided the dispensary complies with local zoning rules or other local laws.
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.
The medical dispensaries who have applied for and received early approval adult use licenses to date are:
The Clinic Mundelein
1325 Armour Boulevard
Mundelein, IL 60060
3C Compassionate Care Center – Joliet
1627 Rock Creek Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60431
3C Compassionate Care Center – Naperville
1700 Quincy Ave. #103
Naperville, IL 60540
Salveo Health & Wellness Dispensary
3104 N. Main Street
Canton, IL 61520
The Clinic Effingham
1101 Ford Ave. Ste. C
Effingham, IL 62401
The Department anticipates receiving additional applications for early approval adult use licenses as municipalities adopt relevant zoning ordinances regarding adult use cannabis.
Starting January 1, 2020, the law permits Illinois residents to legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower and up to 5 grams of cannabis concentrate. Registered patients in the medical cannabis pilot program may possess more than 30 grams of cannabis if it is grown and secured in their residence under certain conditions.
A summary of the adult use cannabis law in Illinois may be found here.