Illinois Producer and Provider Info

Dispensing Organizations

Under HB1, the state may issue up to 60 registrations to operate a dispensing organization. DFPR reserves the right to award fewer than 60 authorizations to register during the first request for applications if the Division concludes that no qualified applications are timely received for a specific district or districts. After filing an application for Authorization to register a dispensing organization with the Division, applicant will be provided with a date and time stamped receipt issued by the Division. In filing an application for Authorization and receiving a date and time stamped receipt, the applicant consents and acknowledges:

a. Applicant retains no claim or action against the Division for its denial of an Application;
b. The Division is vested with the discretion to select the applicants to be awarded an Authorization; and
c. The Division’s decisions in selecting the applicants shall be final.


All Application materials must be hand delivered to the Division between September 8, 2014 and September 22, 2014. 
Application materials will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, except for Monday, 
September 22, 2014 the last day of acceptance.

On Monday, September 22, 2014 materials will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. Time shall be determined by the clock at the reception desk at the Division. 

The Division will not accept applications after the deadline on September 22, 2014.


The Application fee is $5,000. One application fee is to be submitted with each application. Application fee payment must be hand delivered in the form of a certified check or money order only, made payable to “Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.”

Dispensing Organization Districts

Applications will be accepted for the following dispensing organization districts. The applicant is solely responsible 
for ensuring that the proposed location is within the district boundaries of the district for which the applicant applies. 
Applicants should confi rm the boundary line between the City of Chicago and adjacent districts. An applicant may submit 
separate applications for authorization for a dispensing organization in up to five Districts.

  • District 1 includes Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside and Lee counties. 
  • District 6 includes Livingston, McLean and Dewitt counties. 
  • District 7 includes Rock Island, Mercer, Knox and Henry counties.
  • District 8 includes Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties.
  • District 9 includes Cass, Christian, Logan, Mason, Menard, Morgan and Sangamon counties.
  • District 10 includes Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby and Vermillion counties.
  • District 11 includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties.
  • District 12 includes Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Effi ngham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion and Richland 
  • counties.
  • District 13 includes Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Washington and Williamson counties.
  • District 14 includes Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, McDonough and Warren counties.
  • District 16 includes Boone, Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago counties.
  • District 17 includes Bureau, Lasalle and Putnam counties.
  • District 18 includes Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery counties.
  • District 19 includes Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne and White counties.
  • District 20 includes Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler and Scott counties.
  • District 21 includes Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties.
  • District 22 includes Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties. 

That part of the State within the Chicago metropolitan area but outside of Cook County are dispensing organization districts as follows:

  • District 23 includes DeKalb County. 
  • District 24 includes DuPage County. 
  • District 25 includes Grundy and Kendall Counties.
  • District 26 includes Kane County.
  • District 27 includes Lake County.
  • District 28 includes McHenry County.
  • District 29 includes Will County.

That part of Cook County outside of the City of Chicago are dispensing organization districts as follows:

  • District 30 includes Barrington, Hanover and Palatine Townships. 
  • District 31 includes Elk Grove and Schaumburg Townships.
  • District 32 includes Maine and Wheeling Townships.
  • District 33 includes New Trier and Northfield Township
  • District 34 includes Evanston and Niles Townships.
  • District 35 includes Leyden, Norwood Park and Proviso Townships.
  • District 36 includes Berwyn, Cicero, Oak Park, River Forest and Riverside Townships.
  • District 37 includes Lemont, Lyons and Palos Townships.
  • District 38 includes Calumet, Stickney and Worth Townships.
  • District 39 includes Bremen, Orland and Rich Townships.
  • District 40 includes Bloom and Thornton Townships.

The City of Chicago includes the following districts:

  • District 41 includes Jefferson Township.
  • District 42 includes Hyde Park Township.
  • District 43 includes Lake Township.
  • District 44 includes Lakeview Township.
  • District 45 includes North Township.
  • District 46 includes Rogers Park Township.
  • District 47 includes South Township.
  • District 48 includes West Township


Forms for licensed dispensaries and cultivation centers can be found below:

Dispensary Applications

Cultivation Centers

Application for Permit, Construction and Operational Approval – Medical Cannabis Cultivation Center
The Application for Permit, mandatory forms, Schedules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and the information required by each schedule must be submitted by all applicants. The information in Schedule 7, Bonus Section, is optional. Applicants are encouraged to draft the narrative portions of the application clearly and concisely. 

Blueprints and engineering specifications are required with the application packet. Please complete the Approvals of Application for Permit Form with the proper signatures. Engineering drawings are applicale to more than one schedule; i.e. one plan view may cover both production areas. In this situation, submit one drawing and reference the number on any subsequent schedules. The Department of Agriculture requires permission to reproduce all drawings. 

In order to aid the Department to review and score applications anonymously, please DO NOT use your company name or distinguishing characteristics in Schedules 1 – 5. Department staff that will be involved in the reviewing and scoring of applications will NOT be involved in the acceptance and recording of applications. 


  • Schedule 1 – Suitability of the Proposed Facility REQUIRED 150 Points 
  • Schedule 2 – Staffing and Operations Plan REQUIRED 100 Points 
  • Schedule 3 – Security Plan REQUIRED 200 Points 
  • Schedule 4 – Cultivation Plan REQUIRED 300 Points 
  • Schedule 5 – Product Safety and Labeling Plan REQUIRED 150 Points 
  • Schedule 6 – Business Plan REQUIRED 100 Points 
  • Schedule 7 – Bonus Section OPTIONAL 20 Points ea. 

Mandatory Forms:

  • Approvals of Application for Permit 
  • Direct or Indirect Financial Interest 
  • Principal Officer or Board Member Disclosure Statement 
  • Contracting Disclosure 
  • Current or Previous Authorization to Cultivate Cannabis 
  • General Information 
  • Notarized Statement 
  • Written Statement 
  • Regulatory Agency Contact Authorization Form 
  • Property Ownership Form 
  • Notice of Proper Zoning Form 
  • Fingerprint Consent Form


The application fee to become a cultivation center is $25,000. The fee must be in the form of a certified check or money order made payable to Illinois Department of Agriculture.


Submit applications and payment: 

September 8, 2014 – September 22, 2014 
Monday – Friday 
8:30 am – 5:00 pm. 
***NOTE: The application period will end at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014*** 

Emmerson Building 
Illinois State Fair Grounds – Gate 11 
Corner of Main Street and Central Avenue 
Springfield, Illinois 62707 

PO Box 19281 
Springfield, Illinois 62794 

Department of Agriculture will provide a time and date stamped receipt upon application submission. The receipt will serve as a record that the application was delivered to the Department.

Additional Questions

Contact the Department of Agriculture at the email address below if you have questions. No questions about the application or application process will be answered except through email. 

Cultivation Center Applications


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