Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Sauget This Month

SAUGET, Il (KMOX) – Later this month, another registered medical marijuana dispensary will open in the Metro East.

Green Solutions passed it’s inspection and is now stocking it’s shelves with the product patients might use to ease their MS, Lupus, seizures or Chrohn’s Disease.

The company will open it’s Sauget facility – saying it will be the largest one in Illinois to date. Vice President Tanya Griffin says after PTSD was added to the list of conditions that could be treated, the numbers of patients are growing.

Unlike their booming business in Colorado, her company is losing money in the land of Lincoln.

“We certainly anticipated going in, that it may not be as a robust program at the beginning as everyone anticipated,” Griffin says. “It’s not a 100 percent surprise to us.”

Currently, just over 8,800 Illinoisans have received a medical marijuana card while 11,200 have applied. There are a total of 44 licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the state so far.

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