SPRINGFIELD, Ailing. (AP) – State officers have approved 26 companies to supply 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 based mostly in Cook dinner, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Will and Sangamon counties and from Iowa, Texas and Florida.

An announcement from the company stated “not less than half” of the authorised suppliers are minority-owned.

Marijuana use by adults will probably be authorized beginning Jan. 1. Operators of shops have to be skilled on correctly allotting cannabis, checking consumers’ identification, figuring out indicators of impairment due to marijuana use and different well being and safety considerations.

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