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2021 Industrial Hemp
Mission Statement Providing an efficient, 21st century regulatory structure for the cultivation, production, and transportation of cannabis and hemp in the State of Illinois.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Provide an effective regulatory environment for the development of a safe, sound, and equitable cannabis and hemp industry in Illinois.
    1. Complete, thorough, consistent, and timely reviews of all licensees and ensure the health and safety of licensees, patients, and consumers through and effective inspections process.
Source of Funds Industrial Hemp Regulatory Fund Statutory Authority 505 ILCS 89
Fiscal Year 2022 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2021 Actual Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) (a) $ 300.0 $ 113.5 $ 550.0 $ 539.1 $ 0.0
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) (a) $ 300.0 $ 113.5 $ 550.0 $ 539.1 $ 0.0
Average monthly full-time equivalents (a) 3.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 0.0
Output Indicators
Number of industrial hemp growers licensed 700.0 653.0 1,000 800.0 646.0
Number of industrial hemp processors licensed 400.0 354.0 500.0 364.0 195.0
Outcome Indicators
Number of industrial hemp acreage approved 700.0 900.0 35,000 25,335 21,499
Explanatory Information

The Hemp Program (Program) provides an efficient, 21st century regulatory structure for the cultivation, production, and processing of hemp and hemp products in the State. Variances between fiscal years of the number of licenses is expected due to licenses being awarded for one, two, or three years, at the licensee’s election.

Footnotes
Expenditures variance due to change in allocation methods to the program. Currently the Program only has limited staff assigned to work on the program on a part-time basis.

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