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Pritzker Administration Announces Results of Qualifying Applicant Lottery to Award 55 Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization Licenses

Press Release - Thursday, July 29, 2021

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR or Department) announced today the results of the Qualifying Applicant Lottery for 55 Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary Licenses (Conditional Licenses), from a pool of 626 unique applicants who scored 85 percent or greater in their applications.

Two additional lotteries are scheduled in the coming weeks for 130 additional Conditional Licenses.

Before Conditional Licenses are issued, the Department will initiate a review process to ensure applicants selected meet all statutorily required rules that must be fulfilled before a Conditional License can be issued.

"Illinois has taken the most comprehensive approach in the country to putting social justice at the heart of cannabis legalization, and today is an important day in expanding the diversity of the industry - on top of all the work we've already done to expunge convictions and investing tens of millions of cannabis revenue into the communities hit hardest by the war on drugs," said Toi Hutchinson, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Cannabis. "We look forward to seeing businesses get off the ground and into this space."

"We are pleased to announce the results of today's lottery on this monumental day, which represents just one of many more steps we will be taking to help further the Illinois Adult Use Cannabis industry," said Mario Treto, Jr., Acting Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. "We look forward to ensuring an inclusive and equitable cannabis program whose makeup accurately reflects the diversity of our great state of Illinois."

No individual principal officer or applicant can receive more than two Conditional Licenses in this lottery. In the event a principal officer or applicant group has an application selected more than two times, the principal officer or the applicant group must complete the Department's Abandonment Form to notify the Department of the BLS Region in which the applicant will be declining a Conditional License. Failure to submit the Abandonment Form within 5 business days after the Department posts the results of the Qualifying Applicant Lottery will result in the denial of all Conditional Licenses from this lottery to all applicants associated with the principal officer or applicant group that is over the limit.

Additionally, an applicant may not have a principal officer who is also a principal officer in more than ten Early Approval Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses, Conditional Licenses, and Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses. Should a principal officer find themselves in that situation, the principal officer must choose which license(s) to abandon by notifying IDFPR in writing. If the principal officer and/or applicant does not notify IDFPR, the Department will not issue the applicant all available conditional licenses drawn in this lottery.

IDFPR may also deny issuance of Conditional Licenses to any applicant who has a principal officer, board member, or person having a financial or voting interest of 5% or greater who is delinquent in filing any required tax return or paying any amount owed to the State of Illinois.

Those selected in this lottery who receive a Conditional License shall have 180 days to identify a physical location for the dispensing organization's retail storefront. Groups unable to find a physical location within 180 days may receive an extension of an additional 180 days from IDFPR or be allowed to transfer their Conditional License to another BLS Region specified by the Department. If no extension is granted, the conditional adult use dispensing organization license shall be rescinded and awarded in accordance to the rules of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

The lottery results may change as a result of court orders or administrative review.

The second lottery, the Social Equity Justice Involved Lottery, will be conducted by the Illinois Lottery on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

The results of the Qualifying Applicant Lottery can be found below.


Results of Lottery for Qualifying Applicant Lottery
 For Conditional Licenses Per BLS Region

The Qualifying Applicant Lottery, with 17 BLS Region drawings, was conducted on 7/29/2021 for 55 Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses ("Conditional License"). Below are the results of the drawings for each BLS region identifying the order in which each Qualifying Applicant was drawn.  This order determines the order in which the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("Department") will award the available Conditional Licenses in each BLS region.

Applicants who have the opportunity to be awarded a Conditional License in the Qualifying Applicant Lottery are subject to strict limitations on the number of total licenses, as mandated by Public Act 102-98. An applicant's failure to report to the Department that it has exceeded the statutory license limitations will result in the Department's refusal to issue any of the Conditional Licenses resulting from the Qualifying Applicant Lottery.

Below are the Department's certified results of the Qualifying Applicant Lottery for each drawing by BLS Region. Each list identifies the applicants who have an opportunity to receive a Conditional License from that drawing. In order to receive a Conditional License, each applicant must satisfy the statutorily mandated abandonment periods and tax-compliance checks.

Those applicants who have been selected for a conditional license are subject to the statutory requirements of the principal officer and license limitations and tax compliance checks, available here. If an applicant is required to abandon a license because it exceeds the license limitations, the applicant  shall have five business days, from the day the results of the Qualifying Applicant Lottery are posted to the Department's website, to abandon, and the next drawn applicant will be notified of their opportunity to be awarded a conditional license. Additionally, if an applicant cannot prove its tax compliance within 60 days of winning a conditional license in accordance with 68 IAC 1291.95, the Department will deny issuance of the Conditional License(s) and the next drawn applicant will be notified of their eligibility to be awarded a conditional license. Therefore, the result lists below may change pending the abandonment of an applicant's conditional license and/or an applicant's failure to prove tax compliance. This means additional applicants, whose draw order followed the abandoning applicant's order, may become an awarded applicant.

The announced conditional licenses to be awarded may be subject to change as a result of court orders or administrative review.

Term

Meaning

Unique Lottery Number

The Unique Lottery Number is randomly assigned to a Unique Applicant Number. The Unique Lottery Number will be used to identify the results of the lottery drawing.

Unique Application Number

A Unique Application Number was assigned to all applications.

Applicant Name

The Applicant Name reflects the entity's name as submitted on the original application.

Order Drawn

This reflects the order in which the Unique Lottery Numbers were drawn by the Illinois State Lottery.


BLS Region #1 (Bloomington) 1  Conditional License Available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

 

 

1

37

3946229

LAND OF LINCOLN DISPENSARY LLC


BLS Region #2 (Cape Girardeau) 1 Conditional License Available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

17

3946452

DO MOR DEVELOPMENT, LLC


BLS Region #3 (Carbondale-Marion) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

43

3956505

SOCIAL EQUITY INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.

BLS Region #4 (Champaign-Urbana) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

27

3946968

DSG OPCO IL, LLC


BLS Region #5 (Chicago-Naperville-Elgin) 36 Conditional Licenses Available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

671

3951363

GREEN & BRANSFORD, LLC

2

1874

3951784

WESTSIDE VISIONARIES LLC

3

848

3963537

GREEN STAR

4

1831

3949855

VILLAGE COURT HOLDINGS, LLC

5

1113

3949263

JOINT VENTURES 1,  LLC

6

977

3949915

HIGH HOPES CHICAGO, LLC

7

879

3953397

GREENLEAF INVESTMENT OPERATIONS, LLC

8

1317

3953066

MURRAY FOOD SERVICES, INC.

9

437

3947835

EEL - ILLINOIS LLC

10

1184

3949750

KXD PARTNERS, LLC

11

184

3963113

BOTAVI WELLNESS LLC

12

525

3951011

FAMILY ROOTS, LLC

13

1080

3953934

INLABS I LLC

14

1808

3948703

VERTICAL MANAGEMENT LLC

15

18

3950814

24TH REGIMENT - LATINO VETERANS' UNIT LLC

16

1250

3950407

MARIGROW INC.

17

1344

3951780

NIRVANA MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

18

420

3951670

EARTHMED, LLC

19

1834

3949887

VISE PARTNERS, LLC

20

143

3962777

BLOUNTS&MOORE

21

1911

3949801

WORLD OF WEED

22

1340

3949648

NIRVANA CENTER ILLINOIS, LLC

23

931

3949285

HAAAYY, LLC

24

553

3952764

FLOWER POINTS, LLC

25

160

3950039

BLUE LEAF LLC

26

1044

3950486

ILLINOIS KINDNESS LLC

27

302

3950459

CESAM, LLC

28

231

3947202

CANNA VERDE LLC

29

801

3951611

GREEN & WILLIAMS, LLC

30

623

3953443

GRD ILLINOIS LLC

31

1504

3966035

RENU LLC

32

1129

3963034

KAP-JG LLC

33

1154

3953006

KECHWA, LLC

34

779

3948754

GREEN & RANDLE, LLC

35

554

3963130

FLY SOCIETY GROUP OF AURORA, LLC

36

536

3952591

FAMILY TREES LLC


BLS Region #6 (Danville) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

46

3961825

PARKWAY DISPENSARY


BLS Region #7 (Davenport-Moline-Rock Island) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

86

3960742

WEST SIDE COLLABORATIVE, LLC


BLS Region #8 (Decatur) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

9

3961283

CLEAN SLATE OPCO, LLC


17BLS Region #9 (Kankakee) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

29

3960622

GRD ILLINOIS LLC


BLS Region #10 (Peoria) 2 Conditional Licenses available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

53

3955455

FELLO INC.

2

136

3955856

SOCIAL EQUITY INVESTMENTS, L.L.C.


BLS Region #11 (Rockford) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

38

3957176

DMR WELLNESS LLC

BLS Region #12 (St. Louis) 3 Conditional Licenses available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

86

3954485

FORTUNATE SON PARTNERS LLC

2

67

3962702

EMERALD COAST, LLC

3

44

3954590

CTY ENTERPRISES, LLC


BLS Region #13 (Springfield) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

31

3943165

HERBAN QUALITY CONTROL


BLS Region #14 (Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

111

3959977

KANA GROVE NORTH LLC


BLS Region #15 (West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

128

3958583

TRIUMPH 7 INVESTMENTS, LLC


BLS Region #16 (East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

68

3960077

LIGHTHOUSE DISPENSING COMPANY, LLC


BLS Region #17 (South Illinois nonmetropolitan) 1 Conditional License available

Order Drawn

Unique Lottery Number

Unique Application Number

Applicant Name

1

85

3959530

V3 ILLINOIS VENDING, LLC



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