Cannabis (State of Michigan photo)

(State of Michigan photo)

Applications for more licenses in the Illinois cannabis industry were made available, this week.

Marijuana craft growers, infusers and transporters can now apply for a state license. Jeff Cox, Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau Chief of Medicinal Plants, spoke about the licenses.

He says this portion of the licenses are part of the state effort to get more businesses involved.

Officials say those who qualify as "social equity" applicants will get extra points on their app and are eligible to receive grants, low-interest loans and fee reductions.

The applications can be found on the Illinois Department of Agriculture's website.