If you’re one of the many who wants one of the coveted Illinois cannabis dispensary licenses, you’re in luck. You can take advantage of workshops this fall that will help you through the process. Social equity applicant? This is especially for you. And if you’re concerned about cost, no worries. So, if you’re applying for an Illinois dispensary license, get free help here:
Where is this free help available?
As you probably know by now, navigating the state’s licensing process is no easy task. Even if you can make sense of all of the legalities and hoops you’ve gotta jump through, it’s still a major hassle. As a result, you want to have a support system, if you choose to go through the process. If nothing else, you can get that much closer to a cannabis industry career, and start making valuable contacts.
Oakton Community College, a great resource we’ve written about a number of times in the past, is offering those very programs this fall. Oakton has already emerged as a leader in cannabis industry career training, especially here in Illinois. They’re launching seminars this fall, specifically for people looking to apply for the second round of state licenses. These seminars are free, and you’ll be able to take these via Zoom. Also, if you’re a social equity applicant, you’ll be able to take advantage of additional classes.
So what are these classes and seminars?
Here is the list so far below. Everyone can participate in the overview classes. Social equity applicants can also take the additional sessions.
1. Dispensary License Overview Session
9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, open to everyone
2. One-on-One Consulting
6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, open to social equity applicants
3. Small Group Session (Business Plan)
1:00-3:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, open to social equity applicants
4. Dispensary License Overview Session
7:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, open to everyone
5. Small Group Session (Operating Agreements)
2:00-4:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, open to social equity applicants
6. Small Group Session (Dispensary Law)
9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, open to social equity applicants
Sounds great. How do I learn more and register for dispensary license classes?
Oakton is an excellent place to receive cannabis industry job training. Not only was Oakton one of the first colleges to launch a program, but they also continue to expand their options. As a result, you’ll receive solid career training there, at an affordable, if not free rate.