Illinois Craft Grower License Application Templates


Are you applying for a craft grower’s license in Illinois? We have created a template set that matches up with Illinois cannabis regulations and application requirements.

It includes document templates for the following Illinois cannabis license application sections:

  1. Suitability of the Proposed Facility
  2. Suitability of Employee Training Plan
  3. Security Plan and Record Keeping
  4. Cultivation Plan
  5. Product Safety and Labeling Plan
  6. Labor and Employment Practices
  7. Environmental Plan
  8. Diversity Plan



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Need Help Getting Started with Your Illinois Craft Grower License Application? 

This document template set will save you dozens of hours preparing your application!

The State of IL is granting 40 craft cultivation licenses in its first round of adult-use cannabis cultivation licensing. They will be granted on July 1st, 2020. An additional 60 licenses will be granted the following year, and another 50 at some point after that.

For this first round, applications will be published on January 7th, 2020 and are due March 16th, 2020.

Here are some of the Illinois Craft Grower License requirements:

Non-refundable application fee of $5,000 – the license fee is $30,000 if your application is selected.

The legal name of the craft grower.

The proposed physical address of the craft grower.

The name, address, social security number, date of birth of each principal officer and board member of the craft grower – all of whom must be at least 21 years of age.

Details of any administrative or judicial proceeding where anyone of the people from requirement 4 have pled guilty, or had a license revoked or suspended in the past.

Proposed copy of the bylaws including procedures for oversight of craft grower, including development and implementation of plant monitoring system, accurate record keeping, staffing plan, and security plan approved by the Department of State Police that comply with rules issues by department of Ag -coming for October 2019- A physical inventory shall be done of the plants on a weekly basis by the craft grower.

Here’s a breakdown of the application sections in the Illinois Emergency Rules and their associated points that can be won with good clear organized answers:

Suitability of the Proposed Facility (75 points)
Suitability of Employee Training Plan incl. Employee Handbook (50 points)
Security Plan and Record Keeping (145 points)
Cultivation Plan (75 points)
Product Safety and Labeling Plan (95 points)
Business Plan and Services to be Offered (110 points) (*Not part of the Kit)
Applicant’s Status as a Social Equity Applicant (200 points) (*Not part of the Kit)
Applicant’s Labor and Employment Practices (20 points)
Applicant’s Environmental Plan (20 points)
Illinois Residency (90 points) (*Not part of the Kit)
Veteran Controlled Owner (20 points) (*Not part of the Kit)
Diversity Plan (100 points)

Community Benefits, Substance Abuse Prevention, Local Community Neighborhood Report (6 points combined)(*Not part of the Kit)

See Links below for currently available plans. Contact Jennifer Martin for a preview.


For the craft grower application document set, We are breaking these sections into 9 different operations plans:

Suitability of Facility Plan  50-page limit

Suitability of Employee Training Plan 15-page limit plus Employee Handbook

Security and Record Keeping Plan 65-page limit (Includes Inventory Control)

Staffing and Training Plan (Includes Employee Handbook and Labor/Employment Practices)

Cultivation Plan 50-page limit

Product Safety and Labeling Plan 55-page limit

Labor and Employment Practices 10-page limit

Environmental Plan 10-page limit

Diversity Plan 2500 words

Note: We have not attempted to create content for the bonus Community Plans


It’s very important to have an attorney or compliance expert review all of your documents before you submit! You will competing against many other applicants who have experience obtaining competitive cannabis licenses in other states, and against high-power legal teams.

This document set is still in development as of January 6th, 2020. It is due to be ready for sale by January 25th, 2020. Some of it is ready now! Contact Jennifer Martin for more information. 


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