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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Medical Marijuana Licenses Issued

According to news reports, Illinois Governor Rauner issued licenses for 18 medical marijuana cultivation centers and 53 medical marijuana dispensaries. The Chicago Sun Times published a list of the licenses here.  

Not all of the available licenses have been issued.  Some of the applications are "on hold," while others are still under review.  You may remember that the state law authorized up to 22 cultivation centers (one for each Illinois State Police district), and up to 60 dispensaries "geographically dispersed throughout the State." The law also established certain distance requirements for these uses - cultivation centers must be at least 2,500 feet from a pre-existing school, day care, or any residential district. The law also prohibits dispensaries from locating within 1,000 feet from schools or day cares. Dispensaries are also prohibited in residential units or within a residentially zoned area.  We've written previously about the Illinois law here and here.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf


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