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Data Shows Illinois Marijuana Business Competition — Plenty of Competition in Knox, Warren Counties

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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials have detailed how medical marijuana business applications are distributed around the state.

The numbers released Thursday show intense competition in some regions for a limited number of cultivation and dispensary permits. For example, in Cook County, the state received nine applications for cultivation centers and will award two licenses.

In Grundy, Kendall and Will counties, the state received 14 applications and will award one cultivation center license.

There’s less competition in some parts of the state for dispensary licenses. In 10 districts, the state either received no applications or just one application to run a marijuana retail shop.

State officials say the program will hold a second application period for districts where no qualified applications were submitted. That will happen after the first selection of applications.


CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture on Thursday released the following list of where applications for medical marijuana cultivation center licenses were received. The state plans to award two cultivation center licenses in Cook County, districts 3 and 4 where nine total applications were received. The state’s Medical Cannabis Pilot Program plans to award two cultivation center licenses in Cook County.

District 15 is the Illinois Tollway. State officials have said there won’t be a cultivation center license awarded in that district.

Districts (and the counties in each district) followed by number of applications
District 1 – Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside counties 13
District 2 – DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry counties 9
District 3 – Cook County 9
District 4 – Cook County
District 5 – Grundy, Kendall, Will counties 14
District 6 – DeWitt, Livingston, McLean counties 10
District 7 – Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island counties 6
District 8 – Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford counties 7
District 9 – Cass, Christian, Logan, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon counties 8
District 10 – Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, Vermilion counties 11
District 11 – Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair counties 9
District 12 – Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Richland counties      4
District 13- Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Washington, Williamson counties 8
District 14 – Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, Warren counties 3
District 15 – Downers Grove – Tollway 0
District 16 – Boone, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago counties 7
District 17 – Bureau, LaSalle, Putnam counties 13
District 18 – Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery counties 7
District 19 – Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White counties 3
District 20 – Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler, Scott counties 6
District 21 – Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee counties 5
District 22 – Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Union counties 7


CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation released Thursday a list of where applicants propose opening medical marijuana dispensaries.

The state plans to award up to 60 dispensary licenses. Some districts will get more than one license.

The Medical Cannabis Pilot Program plans to hold a second application period for districts where no qualified applications were submitted. The second phase will occur after the first selection of applications, state officials said Thursday.

Districts (and the counties in each district) followed by number of applications
District 1 – Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee counties 4
District 6 – Livingston, McLean, DeWitt counties 4
District 7 – Rock Island, Mercer, Knox, Henry counties 1
District 8 – Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford counties 7
District 9 – Cass, Christian, Logan, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon counties 4
District 10 – Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, Vermilion counties 8
District 11 – Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair counties 11
District 12 – Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Richland counties 1
District 13 – Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Washington, Williamson 2
District 14 – Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, Warren counties 1
District 16 – Boone, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago counties 6
District 17 – Bureau, LaSalle, Putnam counties 4
District 18 – Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery counties 1
District 19 – Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White counties 1
District 20 – Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler, Scott counties 2
District 21 – Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee counties 0
District 22 – Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Union counties 1
District 23 – DeKalb County 0
District 24 – DuPage County 23
District 25 – Grundy and Kendall counties 3
District 26 – Kane County 14
District 27 – Lake County 5
District 28 – McHenry County 2
District 29 – Will County 10
District 30 – Barrington, Hanover, Palatine townships 3
District 31 – Elk Grove and Schaumburg townships 12
District 32 – Maine and Wheeling townships 6
District 33 – New Trier and Northfield townships 2
District 34 – Evanston and Niles townships 15
District 35 – Leyden, Norwood Park, Proviso townships 12
District 36 – Berwyn, Cicero, Oak park, River Forest, Riverside townships 3
District 37 – Lemon, Lyons, Palos townships 4
District 38 – Calumet, Stickney, Worth townships 5
District 39 – Bremen, Orland, Rich townships 3
District 40 – Bloom and Thornton townships 7
District 41 – Jefferson Township 6
District 42 – Hyde Park Township 2
District 43 – Lake Township 2
District 44 – Lakeview Township 3
District 45 – North Township 3
District 46 – Rogers Park Township 1
District 47 – South Township 0
District 48 – West Township