SPRINGFIELD, Ailing. (AP) – State officers have licensed 26 companies to offer well being and security coaching to operators who dispense cannabis in Illinois.

The Division of Monetary and Skilled Regulation introduced the listing of “accountable distributors” on Tuesday. They’re primarily based in Prepare dinner, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Will and Sangamon counties and from Iowa, Texas and Florida.

An announcement from the company stated “at the very least half” of the authorized suppliers are minority-owned.

Marijuana use by adults shall be authorized beginning Jan. 1. Operators of shops should be skilled on correctly meting out cannabis, checking consumers’ identification, figuring out indicators of impairment due to marijuana use and different well being and safety issues.

These working current medical cannabis retailers should obtain the coaching by Nov. 30 forward of basic legalization.