Cannabis dispensary seen as boon for Calumet City finances, consumers –


A Mission Dispensaries cannabis facility plans to open in Calumet City this month.

Provided Mike Clark

CALUMET CITY — City officials are calling the upcoming opening of a recreational and medical cannabis dispensary a win-win proposition.

Mission Dispensaries, at 1330 Torrence Ave., across the street from River Oaks Center, is scheduled to open sometime this month, according to Joseph Wiszowaty, the city’s director of community and economic development.

It is expected to provide a new revenue stream for the city, as well as a safe location for consumers to legally buy cannabis products.

“We’re projecting anywhere between 400 and 500 thousand dollars annually (in city revenue),” Wiszowaty said.

That was a big selling point when the city held town hall meetings about the project with residents.

“The public reaction was predominantly supportive,” Wiszowaty said. “They understood the city is looking to raise revenue.”

He foresees a similar response from consumers, including those from across the state line in Indiana, which has not legalized cannabis sales.

“The cannabis dispensary will draw a lot of the locals from Northwest Indiana, where they can feel comfortable and secure about buying that kind of product,” Wiszowaty said.

Assuring that level of security was important, Wiszowaty said, and that’s where Cannabis Facility Construction of Northbrook comes in.

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The firm has worked with Mission Dispensaries’ owner, 4Front Ventures, to build facilities on Chicago’s South Side and in Georgetown, Massachusetts, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“This is still a very juvenile industry,” Cannabis Facility Construction’s Andy Poticha said. “You have to be up

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