Judge delays Illinois awarding cannabis retail licenses until he rules on lawsuit, but lottery will go on today

The Pantagraph reports…

On the verge of a lottery to award new cannabis business licenses in Illinois, a judge has ordered that no new cannabis retail licenses may be awarded in Illinois until he rules on a challenge to the state’s licensing process.

The order by Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius on Wednesday allows the state to proceed Thursday with its first of three lotteries to determine who will be eligible to receive the licenses, but states that no licenses may be awarded “until further order of the court to review the claims before it …”

The ruling comes in the case of Wah Group, LLC, and Haaayy, LLC, versus the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Deputy Director Bret Bender, KPMG, LLP and Roe Corporations.

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