The first step to acquire a Marijuana license in the state of Illinois is getting diagnozed with one of the medical conditions that are specified on the Illinois Department of Public Health website. After diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor, he will sign off on the required paperwork for your marijuana license. After that is completed, you will submit your papers to the Division of Medical Cannabis, once approved, pay the fee and acquire your license.
Currently in Illinois you can not apply for a marijuana business license, as they are not accepting them. They currently have eight dispensaries and are not currently looking to add more. The best way to prepare for future license openings is to have good liquidity in the 200K + range, as well as a good business plan.
To start a Marijuana business it is important to read the state laws and understand the business specifically Illinois. It does have a huge start up costs son only the brave would be interested. It is not a cheap business to start. To get a license for this business you would need go through the state website.