The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has awarded Anna Illinois the opportunity to to grow cannabis for adult-use only. Wellness Group Pahrms, LLC in Anna was issued an early license to grow marijuana for recreational. Anna was approved for recreational marijuana use before recreational marijuana becoming legal in Illinois on New Year’s Day. In addition to Wellness Group Pharms, LLC, nine other cultivation centers have been granted a license to grow marijuana for adult-use. IDOA officials say, only cultivation centers licensed to grow medical marijuana can apply for early approval for adult-growth cannabis cultivation. IDOA will start taking applications applications for licenses for craft growers, infusers and transporters on January 7, 2019. The dealine to get an application in is March 15, 2019.