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​Board approves regulations for medical marijuana facilities in unincorporated areas

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:43 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:44 a.m. CST

Under the new state law that legalizes medical marijuana, local governments are required to accommodate medical cannabis cultivation centers and dispensaries within their jurisdictions. ​

The county and local municipalities worked together to develop model zoning regulations and are now using those model standards in developing their ordinances.

The county’s new regulations govern both site location restrictions and operational standards, including setbacks, security and signage, for medical marijuana facilities in the unincorporated areas.

Once additional administrative rules are adopted, the state will begin issuing licenses for cultivation centers and dispensaries throughout Illinois. Lake County could be eligible for up to one cultivation center and three dispensaries. 

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