Illinois judge lifts court order and allows craft cannabis licensees to move forward with business plans
Stephen Balogh, Winnebago County Circuit Court Judge in Illinois rescinded a prohibition order he had issued on behalf of several applicant cannabis growers who had lost their license offers.
Following this decision, 88 Cannabis Social Equity Candidates and craft marijuana growers are allowed to join their businesses in the legal adult-use marijuana supply chain.
Additionally, there is a new administrative review law protocol that allows producers to challenge results rather than sue.
“It means the state is open for business,” Scott Redmansaid the president of the Illinois Independent Craft Growers Association at Chicago Grandstand. “If we had been on hold much longer it would have been catastrophic,” he added.
However, lawyers for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office argued that the delay in licensing has caused some startups to lose properties where they had planned to locate, so some are still looking for land. and properly zoned financing. They indicated they would file an amended complaint and may well be joined by as many license applicants.
Therefore, red man predicted that most artisanal growers won’t open until 2023 as they still need to build cultivation facilities and complete other prep work.
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