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Illinois Hemp License Application

Looking for an Illinois hemp license application? Start here and find out what it requires and who you can call to help get your Illinois industrial hemp license application to grow hemp.

How to get a hemp growing license in Illinois?

On April 30, 2019 – Illinois released its hemp application form. You can find your Illinois industrial hemp license application in the link below. We are pleased to help you find it faster.

Illinois industrial hemp license application is easy to navigate, but the whole process from application to seed to sale is how we are helping businesses that want to expand their hemp operations into Illinois, feel free to give us a call to discuss your company’s business goals in CBD or industrial hemp.

Illinois Industrial Hemp License is Open for 2019

The Illinois hemp law has not only been passed, but also the regulations have been published, which means that it is the ready for its first growing season.

The public comment period for the new rules on Hemp expired on February 11, 2019, according to the latest edition of the Department of Agriculture’s Common Ground publication. The rules are finalized and Industrial hemp applications for licenses to cultivate or registrations to process the hemp are expected any day now.

Illinois’ Industrial Hemp Act goes into effect for the 2019 crop year. While the early adopters may reap some of the benefits, over the years hemp could become a common sight along corn and soybeans in the farmland of the state.

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Definition of Industrial Hemp

Section 5 of the Industrial Hemp Act defines Industrial Hemp as:

“Industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis that has been cultivated under a license issued under this Act or is otherwise lawfully present in this State, and includes any intermediate or finished product made or derived from industrial hemp.

Let’s unpack what that means.

  1. cannabis sativa is hemp, but also…
  2. that cannabis sativa has no more than 0.3 percent dry weight of THC, and
  3. it has been cultivated under license, or otherwise lawfully present in the state of Illinois, and
  4. any other product made or derived from hemp

Got those four points?

The regulations include the following rules:

  1. No person may grow hemp without a license
  2. No person may handle hemp without a license
  3. All seeds, clones and transplants must be certified under AOSCA.
  4. minimum space of one-quarter acre for outdoor and 500 sq.ft. for indoor growing
  5. A completed Illinois hemp license application must be submitted to the state BEFORE growing

Recently, the state of Illinois also released its application requirements for hemp – they are as follows:

    1. The name and address of the applicant
    2. The type of business or organization, such as corporation, LLC,
      partnership, sole proprietor, etc.;
    3. Business name and address, if different than the ones submitted in
      response to subsection (a)(1);
    4. The legal description of the land area, including Global Positioning
      System coordinates, to be used to cultivate industrial hemp;
    5. A map of the land area on which the applicant plans to grow industrial
      hemp, showing the boundaries and dimensions of the growing area in
      acres or square feet;
    6. Documentation to prove the land area is a farm as defined in Section 1-60
      of the Property Tax Code; and
    7. The applicable fee of $1,100.

How to get a hemp growing license in Illinois?

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Looking for an Illinois hemp license application – start here and find out what it requires and who you can call to help get your application to grow hemp.

Groups push to delay lottery for Illinois marijuana retail licenses

Published September 8, 2020

As often happens after winners of state cannabis licenses are announced, losing applicants for retail licenses in Illinois are going to court to delay awarding the permits.

Illinois announced finalists for 75 retail licenses last week, but only 21 total applicants scored high enough to make it, calling into question its intended effort toward social equity.

The plaintiffs contend there has been no transparency regarding the application review or scoring process, among other claims.

Separately, a social equity group in Illinois is contesting the scoring of applicants for the new cannabis retail licenses, calling on the governor to provide transparency in how the licenses were awarded.

According to Chicago TV station WLS, the Social Equity Empowerment Network asserts that only 13 of the 21 companies that scored perfectly and qualified for the license lottery are owned and controlled by people of color.

The group is calling on state regulators to delay the lottery.

Groups push to delay lottery for Illinois marijuana retail licenses Published September 8, 2020 As often happens after winners of state cannabis licenses are announced, losing applicants for