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Application process starts Monday for medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries

Now is the time for those who want to get into Illinois’ new medical marijuana business.

Starting Monday, the state’s Medical Cannabis Pilot Program will accept applications from those wanting to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana.

They’ll have just two short weeks to submit a lengthy application, which is due by Sept. 22. Competition could be fierce since the medical marijuana movement is gaining traction across the nation.

Illinois legalized medical marijuana in January.

The state only will give licenses for 22 cultivation centers — one for each Illinois State Police district and the Illinois Tollway — and 60 dispensaries, said Melaney Arnold with the Illinois Department of Public Health. At this point, she’s expecting the number of applications to be double, if not triple, the number of licenses that can be granted. [Read More]

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