The era of medical marijuana begins Monday in Illinois. Eight dispensaries are coming online.
More than 3,000 Illinoisans now have medical marijuana ID cards. What happens when you take it into the dispensary?
“You'll be seen by one of our patient advocates, who will take you into our sales room, talk about your conditions, and come up with a recommended medicine for you to take home,” says Doug Mars, director of Harbory, the dispensary in Marion. “Our anticipation is that you'll come back and we talk about whether that medicine's working or not.”
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Signaling that this will not be like the leading national chain pharmacy, Mars says customers will be welcome to relax in the waiting room as long as they'd like – he's encouraging a “community feel.”
Security will be available to assure customers get to the parking lot safely. Mars says Harbory's research indicates security's an issue in this business.