The Circuit Court of Cook County lifted the stays of 185 marijuana dispensary licenses to applicants selected in three lotteries in 2021, including one for a marijuana dispensary in Peru.
While Kana Grove was granted approval from the city, it was awaiting litigation to be resolved to receive its license. Kana Grove was selected by the state, by way of lottery, to receive an operating license. Kana Grove estimated it would be able to begin taking customers about one year after it receives the state’s license.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation anticipates releasing detailed information on next steps for applicants as soon as guidance is issued. The federal case concerns objections to the state’s residency requirements for dispensary owners.
“Today is a key development towards our ultimate goal of creating the most diverse, inclusive, and robust adult use cannabis industry of any state in the country,” said Mario Treto, Jr., Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. “We stand ready to swiftly move forward in ensuring Illinois’ standing as a