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Chicago Issues First Dispensary Permits

Chicago Issues First Dispensary Permits

Chicago Issues First Dispensary Permits

Chicago handed out city permits to three medical marijuana dispensaries on October 17th but left one open for further discussion with a conservative alderman.

Four dispensaries were set to be discussed at a meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals – the group assigned to issue 13 special-use permits throughout the city. But a proposed dispensary in Archer Heights was continued at the request of Alderman Edward Burke (14th).

The three dispensary locations issued permits that day include Wicker Park at 1368 N. Milwaukee, West Loop at 955 W. Lake St. and Avondale at 3541 N. Elston Ave. Each location was endorsed by the Department of Planning and Development, and each was unanimously approved.

All locations are still waiting for state approval that should come by the end of the year.


About Michael Mayes

As Chief Executive Officer for Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has assisted in funding some of the largest commercial cannabis projects in the world. Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care. Michael is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), contributor to Marijuana Business Daily, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and the Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology, and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.

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