Chicago Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Be Heavily Regulated Under Proposed City Rules

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With Illinois set to become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana on Jan. 1, Chicago is taking steps to regulate how the drug will be grown and sold within its city limits.

And those regulations, layering on top of a law that’s been described as the strictest of its kind in the nation, will be relatively strict.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th) on Tuesday introduced a proposal to require special-use permits for marijuana dispensaries and grow centers, in addition to limiting their location to manufacturing districts and requiring a minimum number of parking spots, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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