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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gets Approved by Algonquin Trustees

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McHenry County doesn’t have a medical marijuana dispensary, but that may be changing as Algonquin officials consider a petition from ILDISP III, LLC. A vacant building is available on North Main Street that the company wishes to occupy under a special use permit for their medical marijuana dispensary. The village of Algonquin’s trustees have approved the proposal.

The village board is holding a meeting to vote on the measure on February 7, according to Algonquin Patch.  The state’s pilot program for medical marijuana is slated to end in July 2020. The pilot program only allows for one dispensary in McHenry County.

Village President John Schmitt said, “I’m very happy that the village of Algonquin board understands that this isn’t like a hemp shop or anything like that. This is a dispensary for medical purposes that is drastically needed.”

If the dispensary receives further approval, it will have to provide a security plan that shows how its surveillance equipment will work. The equipment must operate 24/7 including the inside and outside of the building. The system may require approval from the village’s police chief.