ILLINOIS: The Shelbyville nonprofit that won a state permit to supply medical marijuana to future dispensaries in Urbana is being challenged in court by another applicant.
Shiloh Agronomics LLC filed the legal action Friday in Coles County, according to Jude Sullivan, a Chicago attorney who formed the corporation along with other members of his family. The Sullivans farm in Edgar County, where their growing operation would have been located.
Under the state’s new medical marijuana pilot program, only one cultivation center is allowed in each of Illinois’ 22 state police districts. Both Shelby and Edgar counties are in District 10, which also includes Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt and Vermilion counties.
According to Sullivan, the corporation’s argument is that Shelby County Community Services cannot legally be awarded a permit to grow medical marijuana, because nonprofit organizations cannot violate federal law and cultivation of marijuana is a federal offense.