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Contact Information

City of Chicago

Government Entity Role Contact
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Ensures a fair marketplace for businesses and consumers. 312-744-6060
Chicago Police Department (CPD) Public safety and enforcement of cannabis laws. 311 (non-emergencies) or 911 (emergencies)
Department of Planning and Development (DPD) Assistance with zoning creation and business development funding. 312-744-4190
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Conducts hearings for zoning approval of cannabis business establishments and administers the lottery process for cannabis dispensaries. 312-744-3888


State of Illinois

Government Entity Role Contact
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Licensing and regulation of cannabis dispensaries. 888-473-4858
Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) Regulation of businesses engaging in cannabis-related cultivation, infusing, and transportation. 217-782-2172
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Regulation of safety for cannabis-infused products and facilities where they are made. Also makes recommendations to IDFPR and IDA on health warnings and advertising restrictions. 312-814-2793 or 312-814-5278
Illinois Department Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) Administration of grant funding for applicants seeking to establish a cannabis business. 800-252-2923