Losing Applicants Get Second Chance To Enter Illinois’ Cannabis License Lottery

Groups will now be able to revise their applications and challenge their scores before the state holds its lottery.

Marijuana Cannabis
A marijuana plant flourishes under grow lights at a warehouse in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. AP Photo/Ed Andrieski / AP Photo/Ed Andrieski
Marijuana Cannabis
A marijuana plant flourishes under grow lights at a warehouse in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. AP Photo/Ed Andrieski / AP Photo/Ed Andrieski

Losing Applicants Get Second Chance To Enter Illinois’ Cannabis License Lottery

Groups will now be able to revise their applications and challenge their scores before the state holds its lottery.

After growing calls to halt Illinois’ lottery for new cannabis dispensary licenses, Gov. JB Prtizker on Monday announced new changes to the first round of the state’s licensing process. Unsuccessful pot shop applicants will now be able to revise their applications and challenge their scores before the state holds a lottery for 75 new licenses.

Reset checks in with a social equity applicant about the new changes and whether they address concerns around equity and fairness in the state’s licensing process.

GUEST: Rickey Hendon, former state senator and social equity applicant