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Illinois Supreme Court denies request to let state name craft cannabis license winners. Applicants say ongoing litigation affecting their finances.

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State law calls for expanding the industry to include social equity applicants, defined as people from areas of poverty or that had high arrest rates for cannabis offenses. After more than a year delay in awarding the licenses, and complaints about the unfairness of the process, the state this summer awarded the first 40 craft grower licenses, before the court prohibition took effect, so those are going forward.

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