Medical Cannabis

Illinois expands medical cannabis access

On Monday, Aug. 12, Pritzker signed Senate Bill 455, which supports students who are registered patients in the medical cannabis program by expanding the means of administering medical cannabis products and permitting its use at school-sponsored activities or before or after normal school activities. 

Homewood’s medical marijuana dispensary changing lives of chronically ill

John puts his empty pill bottles on the table when he addresses audiences about his use of medical marijuana. Since he got his card as a patient for medical marijuana 12 months ago, he says his life has turned around.

Welcoming but bullet proof: Homewood's new cannabis dispensary balances security, comfort

After nearly a year of development and a three-month build-out, the Windy City Cannabis dispensary is set to open in Homewood on Jan. 4, according to company officials. WCC officials believe their dispensary at 1137 175th St. has achieved a challenging balancing act: It must be secure enough to meet stringent state requirements yet be comfortable and welcoming for clients.

Medical cannabis dispensary plans to open in Homewood

As the medical cannabis industry continues its slow rollout, Homewood is set to join the ranks of communities hosting cannabis dispensaries.

Windy City Cannabis Club, which was approved for licenses in four districts, is planning to open a facility on 175th Street later this year or early in 2016. Homewood is in District 40, which includes Bloom and Thornton townships. WCCC will also have dispensaries in Districts 37, 38 and 39.

Flossmoor Village Board takes steps in case medical cannabis dispensary seeks to locate in Flossmoor

It is unlikely that there will be a request to open a dispensary for medical cannabis in Flossmoor anytime soon.

Still, Flossmoor Village Board members took steps Monday to prepare for the day that someone may want to start selling medical marijuana in town. Currently, however, there are no locations in Flossmoor that meet the state’s restrictions on where cannabis dispensaries can be opened.

Homewood trustees approve medical cannabis zoning

If a medical cannabis dispensary wishes to begin operation in Homewood, it will need to find a home in the M (industrial) zone.

By a 4 to 2 vote Tuesday, Aug. 12, the village board of trustees approved medical cannabis dispensaries as a permitted use in the M zone, which runs from Dixie Highway and Harwood Avenue, along Maple Road and 175th Street on the north side of the village.

Medical cannabis advocates hope to open dispensary in Homewood

The "gold rush" of medical cannabis sales in Illinois is expected to start next year, and village government is doing the groundwork that could enable a dispensary to operate in Homewood.

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