This November, Medical Marijuana will make its debut in the Chicago suburbs with the opening of a new Buffalo Grove dispensary on 1623 Barclay Blvd.
Buffalo Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Owned by Professional Dispensaries of Illinois (“PDI”), the facility is run by impressively credentialed company seeking to set high standards for the budding industry. It’s employing a pharmacist and pioneering a partnership with the local PD. Illinois doesn’t require pharmacists for the distribution of medical Marijuana. As a result, both of PDI’s moves exceed state-mandated quality control and safety standards. Additionally, PDI’s security and confidentiality protocols exceed regulations set forth by the state’s Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program: Growth Phase On The Horizon?
PDI chose an opportune launch time because the Illinois medical Marijuana market may soon expand.
On October 7, 2015, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommended eight new qualifying conditions for its medical marijuana program. Patients remain hopeful even though Governor Rauner rejected several last month. If lawmakers approve the eight new conditions, it will enlarge Illinois’ medical marijuana market.
Buffalo Grove officials have welcomed the dispensary’s opening, as it’s likely to yield significant tax revenue. Additionally, the business will likely garner positive press for the village as an early-adopter within the promising new industry.
Need Legal Advice For Your Illinois Medical Marijuana Business?
Gordon Law Group assists medical marijuana dispensaries in the state with various legal matters, from contract negotiations to tax preparation. So, if you’re in the business and need a legal hand, give us a call.