§1300.120. License Renewal  

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  • a)         Every cultivation center license shall expire annually on the date it was issued.


    b)         The Department will send written or electronic notification of expiration to each licensed cultivation center at least 90 days prior to expiration.  [410 ILCS 705/20-10(b) and (c-5)]  However, failure to receive a renewal form from the Department will not excuse the cultivation center from paying the renewal fee or renewing the license prior to its expiration.  


    c)         The Department will grant a renewal application within 45 days after submission of a renewal application if:


    1)         The registered cultivation center submits a renewal application and the required renewal fee of $100,000;


    2)         The Department has not suspended the license of the cultivation center or suspended or revoked the registration for violation of the Act or this Part;


    3)         The cultivation center has continued to operate in accordance with all plans submitted as part of its application and approved by the Department, or any amendments thereto that have been approved by the Department;


    4)         The cultivation center has submitted an agent, employee, contracting, and subcontracting diversity report to the Cannabis Regulation Oversight Officer, as required by the Department; and


    5)         The cultivation center has submitted an environmental impact report as required by the Act. [410 ILCS 705/20-45(a)]


    d)         If a cultivation center fails to renew its license before expiration, it shall cease operations until its license is renewed. [410 ILCS 705/20-45(b)]


    e)         Upon request for renewal, the Department will consider the licensee's history of compliance with requirements of the Act and this Part, the number and severity of any violations and the correction of those violations, penalties or fines imposed, or any other enforcement actions.


    f)         The Department may deny a renewal after consideration of the licensee's history of compliance.


    g)         This Section shall not apply to a Medical Cannabis Cultivation Center operating with an Early Approval Adult Use Cultivation Center License issued under Section 1300.100.