Illinois Opens Application Process for Cannabis Infuser, Transporter and Craft Grower Licenses


The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has released the applications for Cannabis Infuser, Transporter and Craft Grower licenses, and will begin accepting completed applications Feb. 14, according to a local WGEM report.

There is a $5,000 non-refundable application fee for all licenses, the news outlet reported, and the companies ultimately awarded licenses will have an annual licensing fee of $5,000 for an Infuser, $10,000 for a Transporter and $40,000 for a Craft Grower.

This round of licensing also includes social equity applicants, the news outlet reported. Those who qualify under the state’s social equity program will receive additional points on their applications and are eligible for technical assistance, grants and low-interest loans, as well as fee reductions and waivers.

IDOA will partner with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to host informational workshops across the state to assist applicants, WGEM reported.

All Cannabis Infuser, Transporter and Craft Grower license applications must be submitted to IDOA by 5 p.m. CST on March 16. IDOA can issue up to 40 Craft Grower and 40 Infuser licenses in 2020, according to WGEM, as well as an unlimited number of Transporter licenses.

Licenses will be awarded by July 1.