Illinois will hold an extra lottery to give six applicants an opportunity to operate marijuana retail stores after they were wrongly denied fair chances to win earlier, officials said.
To address more errors in the process of awarding cannabis licenses, Illinois will hold an extra lottery to give six applicants another shot at winning a license to operate recreational marijuana retail stores, officials announced Friday.
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On the verge of a lottery to award new cannabis business licenses in Illinois, a judge has ordered that no new cannabis retail licenses may be awarded in Illinois until he rules on a challenge to the state’s licensing process.
The number of applicants qualified for the upcoming lottery for new marijuana store licenses in Illinois jumped to 626 as a result of a rescoring of their applications and lowering the qualifying score, state officials announced Wednesday.
A Michigan company Tuesday dropped its lawsuit challenging Illinois’ plans for authorizing new marijuana businesses, allowing the state to proceed with awarding the licenses.
Missouri lags about 10 percentage points behind the national average for people who have initiated shots.
More than a year after new marijuana dispensary licenses were scheduled to be distributed per the state’s 2019 adult-use legalization law, the governor’s office announced the initial lottery and two new ones will happen by the end of August.
The first four winners in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery are an adult from Chicago, who took the $1 million cash prize, and students from Chicago, suburban Cook County and DeKalb County who each won a $150,000 scholarship, the state announced Thursday.
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Illinois announced Thursday that it is joining the growing number of states that will have a vaccination lottery to incentivize vaccinations.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the “all in for the win” vaccine lottery at an event in Chicago, noting it would award $7 million in cash prizes for adults 18 years of age and older, as well as $3 million in scholarship awards for Illinoisans ages 12 to 17.
Illinois will offer $7 million in cash prizes and $3 million in scholarships through a new lottery open to all residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday.
Illinois will offer $7 million in cash prizes and $3 million in scholarships through a new lottery open to all residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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New lotteries designed to make it more likely for minorities to become owners of marijuana dispensaries received approval Friday from the Illinois Senate.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he looks forward to signing the bill “so that we can begin the next phase creating a cannabis industry that reflects the diversity of all of our people.”
The measure is meant to address shortcomings in the 2019 Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, specifically in regard to a license lottery that was delayed by the pandemic, controversy and legal disputes for over a year.