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St. Clair County Board Approves Zoning Change for Medical Marijuana Farm

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOX) - A zoning change for a medical marijuana farm received the green light in St. Clair County.

The St. Clair County Board voted in favor of a zoning change that allows for medical marijuana farm “Nature’s Cure” to open in Marissa, just south of Belleville.

Only four board members voted against it, but one was Ed Cockrell, who represents the district where the farm would be.

“I think the people that were most significantly impacted were against it, and there’s still a lot of loose ends at the state level that people don’t realize,” he says.

Cockrell says the landowners are against the plan.

Now, it’s up to the state to issue the permit for the farm. That application process doesn’t open for several weeks.

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