According to the Herald-News online, the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act states that one cultivation center can be in each state police district and Plainfield village trustees voiced support to compete with other cities for Illinois State Police District 5′s dispensary.
Plainfield trustee Paul Fray stated that staff has been directed to lobby the state to register this dispensary in Plainfield and that, “There certainly are concerns, but the state highly regulates it and it would be closely monitored.”
Illinois State Police District 5 covers Will, Grundy and Kendall counties, so competition may be high. Adding to the competition, the state law also limits the number of dispensaries that can be dispersed throughout Illinois.
Fay said that several trustees were not happy that the state took control of home rule rights to approve medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers on a more local level.
He also voices his personal opinion on the law passed on August 1st stating, “First and foremost, I have had family members and friends who have medical marijuana. I am not a proponent of smoking pot, but I know firsthand how it helps comfort and ease the pain of people with certain illnesses.”