SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) approved all 21 cultivation centers throughout the state to grow cannabis for adult use.
Only cultivation centers licensed to grow medical marijuana can currently apply for early approval adult-use growth. Social equity applicants will have additional opportunities to apply for cultivation center licenses in an upcoming phase.
There are currently two cultivation centers here in Southern Illinois – IESO, LLC in Carbondale and Wellness Group Pharms, LLC in Anna. Adult-use cannabis license applications for craft growers, infusers and transporters will be available through the IDOA starting January 7, 2020 with an application deadline of March 15, 2020.