There are a few pathways to licensure that are not subject to the lottery process. These include:
- Currently licensed producers converting to an expanded producer license
- Currently licensed dispensary facilities converting to a hybrid retailer license
- Applications for cultivators located in a Disproportionately Impacted Area (DIA) that meet the requirements outlined in Section 149 of Public Act 21-1
- Social Equity Partners
- Equity Joint Ventures
All other applicants must go through the lottery process to be eligible to apply for a provisional license for a cannabis establishment.