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Illinois Registers First Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Posted by Admin On August - 26 - 2015

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR) announced the registration of its first medical cannabis dispensary. Harbory, located at 8195 Express Drive in Marion, IL, successfully completed the DFPR business dispensary registration process and inspection and is now licensed to operate as a medical cannabis dispensary.

Under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, the State of Illinois requires medical cannabis dispensing organizations to be registered with DFPR to acquire medical cannabis from a registered cultivation center for the purpose of dispensing cannabis, paraphernalia, or related supplies and educational materials to registered qualifying patients.  In addition to a dispensary’s business registration, principal officers and employees must be licensed under a separate registration process before a dispensary may open to the public for business.

Illinois medical cannabis dispensaries will continue to be registered on a rolling basis.  Once approved for registration, the dispensary name and address will be posted to the Department website: www.idfpr.com.  Illinois medical cannabis dispensaries will receive medical cannabis exclusively from Illinois’ licensed growing facilities once it becomes available.

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