Fulton will become the home of the Sauk Valley’s first medical marijuana dispensary.
Saukvalley.com reports the facility is located on 16th Avenue of the Whiteside County city and will serve about 150 regional residents with permits for prescription cannabis.
Currently, Illinois patients are eligible for a medical marijuana permit if they have one of 39 conditions, such as cancer, glaucoma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. About 7,900 people statewide have such permits.
Medical marijuana activists praised the opening, saying it ensures acccess to treatment for patients and provides confidence to state sellers and cultivators.