Godfrey Trustee Jeff WeberIllinois will eventually decide where 21 permits for medical marijuana cultivation centers – or grow operations - and 60 dispensary permits will be located, and one Godfrey Village trustee hopes they look right past the village.  Jeff Weber made the comments in a conversation with the village attorney Monday night during the Public Safety Committee meeting, as Tom Long was explaining the criteria the state would be considering. 

Long says there will be one cultivation center and two dispensaries for each Illinois State Police district.  Weber says he fears the state will see medical marijuana as a cash crop.

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For example, Colorado reported tax revenues from the sale of medical marijuana in April 2013 of just over $302,000.  After full legalization, the April 2014 tax revenue jumped to $4.98-million. 

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