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When Will Illinois Dispensaries Open For Business?

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by Crohnie, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    It was announced recently that Illinois will be accepting applications starting this Fall for those wishing to open a MMJ dispensary in the state. Up to 60 dispensaries will be allowed, with the majority being in the Chicago area. :brow:

    Since the law requires a patient to "have an established relationship" with the doctor making the recommendation, at least one "clinic" is already offering their services...for quite a hefty fee, I might add. This is a necessary evil, since not all of our primary doctors or specialists would be cool with writing a "detailed report" on how exactly medical marijuana helps your condition. Long story short, Illinois is not going to see its first dispensaries open until 2015. :cuss:

    One of the reasons this is taking so long is that the Illinois MMJ law is by far the strictest in the country: No growing, limited # of medical conditions, REGISTERING WITH THE POLICE...including fingerprints, etc. :disgust:
    Fortunately, Crohnie has a once in a lifetime opportunity in Colorado coming up next year. I will miss Chicago, but not the corruption of Illinois' government.

    If anyone has news, musings, ranting, etc about Illinois dispensaries, this the place to share info.
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  2. xX Swamp Donkey

    xX Swamp Donkey New Member

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    Just curious, which are you refering to?

    Congrats on the opportunity in colorado :)
  3. cybrguy

    cybrguy Lover of natures bounty

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    It's now looking like a couple dispensaries will get licensed in October of this year, so they should have product as soon after that as they can get a crop. The city of Chicago has already decriminalized to a ticket for low quantity possession and a law is in the hands of (state) legislators now that would decriminalize the whole state with only a "regulatory" ticket leading to no criminal record. Some are talking about a move to *legalize* in Illinois, but I would be really surprised if that happened any time soon.
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  4. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that info! My guess is we should see the first dispensaries in Illinois opening in January of 2015.

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