Cannabis License Application Workshops

Illinois Cannabis Craft Grower and Transportation social equity license applicants and prospective social equity applicants are invited to attend free workshops to help them navigate the state’s licensing process and move closer to beginning careers in the emerging cannabis industry.

Sessions will be open-forum (overview sessions), small group settings, or one-on-one consultations. Applicants from throughout the state can participate online via zoom for the open forums (overview sessions), available to anyone interested in applying for a license. The small group and one-on-one consultation sessions are reserved for Social Equity Applicants (SEAs) only. 

Topics include legal and compliance training on state and local regulations including zoning and reporting, cannabis industry best practices and other services needed to operate a cannabis business. Oakton’s medical cannabis program faculty and members of the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois will lead the sessions.

Des Plaines 

Register online.

Saturday, Feb. 22 (Open to those interested in applying for a license.)

  • Overview session: Craft Grower License
    9 - 10:30 a.m., Room 1604
    Includes the option to participate online via zoom.
  • Overview session: Transportation License
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 1604
    Includes the option to participate online via zoom.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • One-on-one consulting sessions
    6 - 9 p.m., Room 1604
    For social equity applicants only.

Thursday, Feb. 27

  • Small group sessions on Illinois law related to cannabis, cultivation and transportation
    9 - 11a.m., Room 1604
    For social equity applicants only.

Skokie

Register online.

Saturday, Feb. 29

  • One-on-one consulting sessions
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Room P103
    For social equity applicants only.

Tuesday, March 3 (Open to those interested in applying for a license.)

  • Overview session: Craft Grower License
    5:30 - 7 p.m., Room P103
    Includes the option to participate online via zoom.
  • Overview session: Transportation License
    7:30 - 9 p.m., Room P103
    Includes the option to participate online via zoom

Thursday, March 5

  • Specialized small group sessions on needs identified from previous sessions
    3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Room P103
    For social equity applicants only.

Event Details

Saturday, Feb. 22 (DP)
Wednesday, Feb. 26 (DP)
Thursday, Feb. 27 (DP)

Saturday, Feb. 29 (SK)
Tuesday, March 3 (SK)
Thursday, March 5 (SK)


Rooms vary, Des Plaines, Skokie