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Disproportionately Impacted Area

disproportionately impacted area explained

“disproportionately impacted area” in illinois new Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act means an area of town that have poverty and a lot of cannabis related arrests.  The Disproportionately Impacted Areas from two-thirds of the elements for a social equity applicant.  Therefore the map for these Disproportionately Impacted Areas is very important. These areas are currently being drafted by the Department of Commerce and Economic Development for Illinois and should be here any minute now.

Learn about disproportionately impacted areas in Illinois


“disproportionately impacted area illinois” means :

"Disproportionately Impacted Area" means a census tract or comparable geographic area that satisfies the following criteria as determined by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, that: 
(1) meets at least one of the following criteria: 
(A) the area has a poverty rate of at least 20%
according to the latest federal decennial census; or
(B) 75% or more of the children in the area
participate in the federal free lunch program according to reported statistics from the State Board of Education; or
(C) at least 20% of the households in the area
receive assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; or
(D) the area has an average unemployment rate, as
determined by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, that is more than 120% of the national unemployment average, as determined by the United States Department of Labor, for a period of at least 2 consecutive calendar years preceding the date of the application; and
(2) has high rates of arrest, conviction, and
incarceration related to the sale, possession, use, cultivation, manufacture, or transport of cannabis.


disproportionately impacted are map - DCEO

On September 4, 2019, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section of its adult use cannabis website to drop a 60 day deadline and participation of one agency in creating the map for Disproportionately Impacted Areas.

Disproportionately Impacted Areas Set by DCEO

disproportionately impacted areas  DCED


The FAQ used to read:

disproportionately impacted areas

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