Illinois Cannabis Licensing Attorneys
Questions about dispensary licensing and cannabis law in Illinois?
We can help. Our Illinois cannabis lawyers can help you navigate the complex process to prepare and submit cannabis business license applications and cannabis growing operation license applications for both recreational and medical use. From location zoning to financial capital requirements, our cannabis business attorneys have experience helping clients understand the laws that govern cannabis businesses, including dispensaries, cultivators, craft growers, infusers and transporters.
With a limited number of licenses issued by the state of Illinois for cannabis businesses, every detail on your application matters. There is little room for error and whether you’re interested in obtaining a marijuana dispensary license, a growing operation license, an infuser license or a transporter license or you have questions about a new cannabis related business venture, our experienced dispensary licensing attorneys are here to help.
Get started with a free consultation and call us today at 312-930-5600.
Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (the Compassionate Use Act) went into effect on January 1, 2014. The Compassionate Use Act legalized the sale of medical marijuana to patients with certain statutorily recognized debilitating medical conditions as certified by an Illinois-licensed physician. In 2019, the Compassionate Use Act was expanded to allow access to cannabis through medical marijuana dispensaries for individuals who have or could receive a prescription for opioids as certified by a physician licensed in Illinois. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the Cannabis Regulation Act) went into effect, which expanded the sale of cannabis to adults for personal use. The Cannabis Regulation Act also authorized the issuance of additional licenses to both dispensaries and cultivators and created new cannabis business licenses for craft growers, infusers and transporters. The laws and regulations pertaining to cannabis in Illinois are still developing. Cannabis businesses need trusted and experienced legal counsel with an understanding of the administrative functions of government agencies for assistance with responding to legal challenges, setting up a cannabis-related business, and staying up-to-date and compliant with changes and developments in the law.
Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
Several government agencies in Illinois are responsible for licensing and regulating the business and affairs of the cannabis industry – the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Department of State Police.
The Illinois cannabis lawyers at Goldberg Law Group are uniquely positioned to assist clients with licensing and regulatory compliance matters related to the cannabis industry.
Our extensive experience representing licensed health care professionals in contested administrative proceedings in Illinois provides us with a solid understanding of the laws and rules pertaining to those administrative agencies that are responsible for overseeing and regulating the Compassionate Use Act and the Cannabis Regulation Act. Moreover, our firm’s hands on experience representing businesses and individuals in the cannabis industry provides us with the necessary background to advise and assist cannabis businesses with compliance with existing rules and regulations.
Owners of cannabis-related businesses encounter the same issues that every business owner encounters, but also face additional hurdles created by state and federal laws that are specific to the cannabis-industry. Our cannabis business attorneys have specific experience providing legal representation to cannabis-related businesses.
Despite the fact that the Compassionate Use Act in Illinois has only been in existence for a few years, the cannabis business lawyers at Goldberg Law Group have made significant progress developing the laws and regulations pertaining to the cannabis-industry. Some of our successful outcomes are described below:
Assisted an Illinois business obtain its dispensary license despite significant challenges leveled by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Represented Illinois citizens attempting to add conditions to the list of those qualifying for a medical cannabis prescription under the Compassionate Use Act. In doing so, we helped solidify the develop the standards, processes and procedures by which the Department of Public Health may review and determine whether to grant a citizen’s petition to recognize additional qualifying conditions under Illinois law.
Assisted a licensed medical cannabis dispensary obtain licensure as an adult-use dispensary under the Cannabis Regulation Act.
Contact Michael K. Goldberg at 312-930-5600 to learn more about our medical cannabis practice in Illinois and to schedule a consultation with the cannabis business lawyers Illinois dispensaries trust.
16427 N. Scottsdale Road -
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
120 South Riverside Plaza –
Chicago, IL 60606
Practice Areas in Illinois
Medicare & Medicaid Audits
In the current regulatory environment, healthcare providers face increasing scrutiny from government healthcare programs. Goldberg Law Group provides strategic legal representation in all types of Medicare and Medicaid audits and claim reviews.
Third Party Payer Audits
Third party payer audits present a significant financial risk for physicians, industry service providers, and medical groups. Our attorneys have years of experience representing physicians and other providers in in audits and claim reviews initiated by commercial payers.
Whether you are seeking visitation, custody, divorce, maintenance out of state removal or all of the above, the attorneys at Goldberg Law Group can help with aggressive, effective and cost efficient legal representation.
Medical Cannabis Law
Drawing upon 40 years of experience in the healthcare field, Goldberg Law Group is uniquely positioned to provide legal advice and representation to the medical cannabis industry, including healthcare providers, dispensaries and cultivation centers.
Our attorneys are vigorous advocates for physicians in medical staff hearings and appeals. We work hard to protect and preserve the rights of Illinois and Arizona physicians under the medical staff bylaws and state and federal laws and defend adverse actions that threaten your membership and privileges.
Medical Staff Credentialing & Peer Review
Our healthcare attorneys routinely counsel and advise physicians with issues related to medical staff credentialing and peer review. We identify and safeguard your rights under the medical staff bylaws and applicable laws and make sure your status is presented in the most favorable light.
Healthcare Merger & Acquisition Transactions
Goldberg Law Group’s attorneys guide clients through the complex legal and regulatory issues in merger, acquisition, sales, and affiliation transactions involving physician groups, medical practices, and healthcare industry service providers.
Corporate Formation & Organization
Healthcare providers who are interested in forming and organizing their own business must adhere to a unique set of laws and regulations. Our attorneys rely upon industry-specific knowledge gained through 40 years of experience to advise physicians, chiropractors and other healthcare service providers through the process of forming and organizing their own business.
Corporate Disputes, Licensing & Litigation
The lawyers at Goldberg Law Group provide legal advice and representation in business-to-business disputes and in conflicts that arise amongst individual stakeholders.