Over 200 Social Equity Applicants Have Participated in LEAP to Date With Many Submitting Dispensary License Applications
Programming and One-on-One Consultations Will Now Focus on the New Round of License Applications Due March 16
CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries (GTI) (GTII) (GTII), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise™ and Essence retail stores, today announced the next phase of its Social Equity License Education Assistance Program (LEAP) which includes programming and one-on-one consultations for Illinois craft grower, infuser and transporter licenses. Applications are due to the state on March 16 and the Department of Agriculture is expected to issue up to 40 craft grower licenses, up to 40 infuser licenses, and an unlimited number of transporter licenses on or before July 1, 2020. Dispensary applications were due January 2 with up to 75 awardees expected to be announced by May 1.
“At GTI, we believe it is our responsibility to help reduce barriers to cannabis business ownership for minorities and others most impacted by the war on drugs – and we are so humbled to have provided guidance to more than 200 applicants so far, many of whom applied for dispensary licenses,” says GTI