Illinois Again Extends Deadline for Cannabis License Applications Due to COVID-19 Pandemic


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order March 28 that extends the deadline for cannabis infuser, craft grower and transporter license applications from March 30 to April 30, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

Earlier this month, Pritzker announced that the deadline would be extended from March 16 to March 30 due to coronavirus concerns.

Now, all applications must be submitted by certified mail by April 30, and licenses will ultimately be awarded by July 1, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The state will issue 40 craft grower licenses, 40 licenses for infusers to manufacture cannabis products and an unspecified number of transporter licenses to allow companies to deliver cannabis on behalf of cultivators, dispensaries and community colleges that have cannabis training programs, the news outlet reported.