Illinois to Hold Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Medical Marijuana Program

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Illinois to Hold Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Medical Marijuana ProgramIllinois state officials will convene three town hall meetings statewide in order to address any questions from potential growers, patients and retailers. Most of the questions are expected to touch on the application process, which is expected to kick off in September.

The first meeting will be held on Thursday in Collinsville city in Illinois south, based on information posted on the medical marijuana program’s website. The meeting, which will be held at the Kenneth Hall State Regional Office Building, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. The second one will be held on Aug. 18 in Peoria, while the final one will be convened in Chicago on Aug. 20, reported the Herald-News.

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Potential retailers and growers are anxiously waiting for the competitive application process that is set to begin on September 8, and run for two weeks. Prospective retailers and growers got a glimpse of the scoring process on Friday after state officials published guidelines for the program on the initiative’s website. For example, those who wish to open dispensaries will obtain a maximum of 1,000 points for the necessary documentation of their blueprints for security, business, and financial disclosures, record-keeping as well as a voluntary bonus part for benefit provided to local community, research as well as combating drug abuse.

Currently, the Illinois medical marijuana law doesn’t permit patients to cultivate their own cannabis. A few growing permits will be awarded to companies that sail through the application process to establish businesses statewide. Further particulars about the meetings and potential questions to ask can be found on the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program website: http://mcpp.illinois.gov. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

To contact the reporter of this story; Jonathan Millet at john@forexminute.com