Recreational marijuana will, likely, be legal as of January 1, 2020. However, that doesn’t mean new recreational retailers will be open for business.
Per the legislation recently passed by the Illinois General Assembly, medical marijuana dispensaries will be the first to begin adult-use sales in January of 2020.
The legislation states that conditional adult use dispensing organization licenses will be issued before May 1, 2020. Applications for adult use businesses will be available by October 1, 2019, and the application deadline is January 1, 2020.
So what does that mean for area residents who want to exercise their newly minted rights, and where can they find one of these dispensaries?
In Tazewell County there is one medical dispensary, nuMed in East Peoria. Across the bridge, there is one additional dispensary in Peoria, Trinity Compassionate Care. Salveo Health &…