Chicago Cannabis Lawyer


Cannabis is a new and "budding" industry and now is the time to get in.  Just in Illinois, cannabis businesses racked in over $1 Billion dollars in the last year.  Learn how you can get your piece of the pie.  Our offices offer one-on-one assistance, as well as access to training and curriculums to help you get started.  All our classes are on-demand so take them at your convenience.  Once you are done, we will help you get the legal items you need in place to operate your business in the industry with ease. 

Our 1 Hour Trainings include:

1. 10 Things to know about starting a Cannabis Business: $29

Learn the basics about the industry to get you started on your way.  Register here.

2. 5 ways to enter the Cannabis Industry without a Cannabis License: $59

Take the first steps to enter the industry from day 1. Register here.

Our In-Depth Training includes: 

Need help writing your business plan for the cannabis industry?  Take our full course which covers target audience, marketing, compliance, regulation, financing and more.  The course is 16 hours broken up into 2 hour sessions. The full course is $499.  Register here.  

LIST OF ADDITIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES

  • Corporate Entity Creation
  • Recreational Use Application Assistance
  • Copyright Registration
  • Trademark Registration
  • Business Licensing
  • Business Planning and Organization
  • Financing Options
  • Contract Drafting and Review (including licensing agreements and work for hire contracts)​
  • Accounting Assistance (via Chicago Cannabis Accountant)

A SUMMARY OF THE CANNABIS LICENSE OPTIONS IN ILLINOIS

FOR NEW ENTRANTS TO THE ADULT USE CANNABIS MARKET

License types (the fees provided below are fees charged by the State of Illinois and do not include any legal fees associated with completing and/or submitting an application).

  • Cultivation centers ; Fees: Non-refundable application fee $5,000 and License fee $100,000 (if awarded)
  • Craft growers; Fees: Non-refundable application fee $5,000 and License fee $40,000 (if awarded)
  • Processors; Fees: Non-refundable application fee $5,000 and License fee $40,000 (if awarded)
  • Transporting organizations; Fees: Non-refundable application fee $5,000 and License fee $10,000 (if awarded)
  • Dispensing organizations ; Fees: Non-refundable application fee $5,000 and License fee $30,000 (if awarded)

TIMELINE

WAVE 2

• Department of Financial and Professional Regulation o December 21, 2021: The agency awards up to 110 licenses for new dispensing organizations

• Department of Agriculture o December 21, 2021: The agency awards up to 60 licenses for craft growers, up to 60 licenses for processors, and licenses for transporting organizations