Illinois Medical Marijuana Program Faces New Crop of Challenges

ILLINOIS: The seeds of Illinois’ medical marijuana industry are expected to bloom this fall as more pot dispensaries could get the final green light to open.

Only one pot dispensary is licensed to sell medical marijuana so far under the state’s trial program, but a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which oversees the licensing of pot dispensaries, says more businesses could get the final thumbs-up soon.

“Dispensaries will continue to be registered on a rolling basis,” said the spokesman, Terry Horstman, in an email. “We do anticipate additional registries within the coming weeks.”