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LEAP with Green Thumb Industries

Illinois Cannabis Business Licensing Assistance for Social Equity Applicants 

Green Thumb Industries launched the License Education Assistance Program (“LEAP”) in September 2019. LEAP is a pro bono initiative in which GTI’s license-winning application team provides free application assistance to Illinois social equity applicants.

Social equity applicants can fill out the LEAP Registration Form to receive informational emails and to schedule a one-on-one counseling session with your team and GTI’s application professionals.

LEAP services are 100% free of cost. GTI will not seek any type of fee, ownership or remuneration in exchange for its services. All information shared with GTI will remain confidential. This program is not available to current employees of GTI or any of its subsidiaries.

Scroll down to learn about upcoming LEAP events, the application resources available to social equity applicants and more!

Small Group Information Sessions

Each week, LEAP hosts a small group information session to discuss the latest application resources and announcements. All social equity applicants are welcome to attend.

Click here to register for an upcoming small group session.

Upcoming small group sessions include:

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – Dispensary Apps: Final Countdown. This event will take place at Chicago State University at 9501 S. Martin Luther King Drive in the library located on the 4th floor. RSVP here.  
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Discussion topic: Exhibit C’s Table of Organization, Ownership and Control.
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 – Discussion topic: Exhibit I’s Inventory Monitoring and Record-keeping plan. 

One-on-One Counseling Sessions

If you and your team are interested in a one-on-one counseling session with GTI’s application team, please fill out the form below:

LEAP Registration Form

Applicants who do NOT complete this form will NOT be scheduled for a one-on-one. This form is used to verify social equity eligibility so the LEAP team can reserve its resources for social equity applicants only.

Once eligibility is verified, you will receive an email from to schedule your one-on-one appointment. Please allow up to one week for your form to be processed.

**Program is not available to current employees of GTI or any of its subsidiaries. 

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