How to Appeal Your Cannabis License Denial in Illinois
By Tom “Cannabis Industry Lawyer” Howard
By the end of this course, you will:
- have a draft 4-count complaint.
- You will know where to file it,
- when it must be filed.
- What could happen when you do,
- and even how to find a local lawyer to help you out.
- We will also discuss costs associated with what you face.
Plus You Will Get a form for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and an emergency motion for a TRO. To Stop the Lottery – or try to.
Finally, two of the causes of action seek to recover the money you invested in the cannabis industry that was damaged by KPMG incorrectly scoring your application – if that is in fact what happened to you.
We also discuss what you can do besides filing a lawsuit – Amending the CRTA & Updating your Applications.
Comes with a $2,000 retainer credit for clients that want to move forward with protecting their rights.
- Only 1st 10 to Enroll get Discount.
So Your Application Was not “Perfect”
Only 21 teams got chosen to become a future Illinois dispensary holder.
Your team was not on the list, like the other 97% of the applicants.
You feel gypped and wronged.
If you are a social equity veteran, we can help you.
If you are a regular social equity applicant, we can help you too.
Social Equity Alone Was Not Enough
Your strategy will change depending on if you are a social equity veteran applicant, or just a regular one.
The road for regular social equity applicants is much more costly, but that’s okay because we also provide more than just the complaint, we provide some legislative amendments that open it up
What You Get From This Course
By the end of this course, you will have a draft 4-count complaint. You will know where to file it, when it must be filed. What could happen when you do, and even how to find a local lawyer to help you out. We will also discuss costs associated with what you face.
More than that, you will have a form Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and an emergency motion for a TRO.
A TRO can stop the lottery, or the state awarding licenses – until Administrative Review of your applicant’s score.
We also discuss what you can do besides filing a lawsuit. We go over the FOIA request process so you can get your score & begin improving it for round two.
But wait, Round 2 requires change to achieve the Social Equity goals of the CRTA.
We have to cap next round’s number of licenses to be awarded from 10 – which caused a logjam of ONLY 21 out of the over 700 teams.
If we amend the CRTA, or its rules, then we can open the doors to MORE social equity in Round 2.
Maybe next time 55 teams or more could walk away with one of the valuable cannabis dispensary licenses in Illinois.
You will receive your TRO and a draft of the complaint, FOIA request walkthrough, and amendment language, after you have taken the course and understand the boat you are in and where it may take you next.
- TRO Forms
- Draft Complaint
- Understanding of Costs From Lawsuit
- FOIA Request for Your Score
- Amendment Language to Fix Round 2
Best of Luck, Happy to Help Out
Finally, litigation is always unpredictable – you could win, your could lose – but either way it will take time and be quite costly.
You’ll get real facts about how to go about doing something about your application denial for a cannabis dispensary in Illinois.
Could You Get Your Investment Back From KPMG?
If you spent a lot of money and KPMG scored your complaint wrong, find out what causes of actions you may have against them in counts 3 and 4 of the complaint.