Illinois Extends Deadline for Cannabis License Applications Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued an executive order to extend the state’s deadline for its second phase of adult-use cannabis license applications due to coronavirus concerns, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The deadline for businesses to apply for craft grower, infuser and transporter licenses has been extended to March 30 to prevent the spread of the illness, the news outlet reported.

The original deadline was 5 p.m. on March 16.

The state can license up to 40 craft growers, 40 cannabis infusers and an unlimited number of transporters in this next licensing round, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The licenses will be issued by July 1, according to the news outlet.

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