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Medical Marijuana Jobs Come to Small Town Illinois

By July 22, 2014Uncategorized

Stringent rules in Illinois’ recently finalized medical marijuana laws can make it difficult for business owners to find locations to set up shop. With only 21 cultivation permits up for grabs, aspiring growers are eagerly moving from town to town, shaking hands in hopes of finding a place to call their cultivation centers home. While large communities such as Chicago will struggle to find an area accepted by zoning laws and residents, smaller – and shrinking – municipalities are welcoming the idea.

50 potential jobs and thousands of dollars for local schools is an unusual offer for many Illinois communities, and it may be one that just can’t be passed up. Many city councils are considering marijuana zoning ordinances and special use permits. Entrepreneurs are having no problem bypassing cities with no interest in such proposals. Aspiring marijuana producers who include plans to give back to the local community, in addition to complying with local zoning rules, will stand out from their competitors.

For companies interested in working with city governments, Quantum 9 CEO Michael Mayes suggests starting with a conversation over the phone, with the ultimate goal of garnering a letter of recommendation to the state of Illinois. However, many companies considering competing for permits have already begun filing paperwork, and some say that if you don’t already have property, local support and a special use permit, you’ll be showing up to the race far behind. Those who are looking at cultivating in Illinois are serious players with serious money, but it is still unclear how many groups will be competing for permits and what areas of the state will see applications.

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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