Lake Zurich hears plan for second marijuana dispensary – Chicago Daily Herald


Just two weeks after Lake Zurich leaders voted to allow the village’s first marijuana dispensary, a new group pitched a plan to build the second.

Under the new plan, Dispensary 2.0 would be established at 927 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich, the same strip mall that has an Aldi, a Binny’s and a state driver’s license facility. The dispensary would share the outbuilding with Companion Animal Hospital Lake Zurich.

The new plan was before the village board Monday night for a courtesy review. No votes were cast.

On Nov. 1 village board members voted 4-1 to allow a dispensary called Bloc Cannabis at the old TGIF Fridays at 676 S. Rand Road. which is about a half-mile from where the second would open. While there wasn’t vocal community opposition at that meeting, five members of the community spoke out against the proposal Monday.

Resident Mary Keller said she was concerned the new marijuana store would cause traffic and parking problems and damage the village’s character.

“I don’t want to live in a community where there is a weed store on every corner,” Keller said.

While most trustees didn’t commit to vote one way or the other, Marc Spacone said he would vote against and Janice Gannon said she would vote in favor.

Spacone, a principal at Larson Middle School in Elgin, was the lone “no” vote earlier this month and said again Monday that he was concerned that the dispensary would lead to more children using marijuana.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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