IL: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Holds Community Open House In Brighton Park

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Chicago, IL – A new medical cannabis dispensary has opened its doors in Brighton Park and is offering community members a chance to come in and learn about the benefits of medical cannabis and how to become a patient of the dispensary.

Maribis of Chicago LLC, 4570 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, will be hosting a community open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Maribis’s team members will be available to answer questions about cannabis as a medicine, Illinois’s medical cannabis laws and assist patients with registering to purchase medical marijuana. Maribis will also be offering free fingerprinting for prospective patients.

To be able to purchase medical marijuana, patients and caregivers must apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health and provide documentation from their physicians. The law bars anyone with a felony drug conviction from obtaining a medical marijuana card. When applying, patients will be asked to choose a dispensary.

“Illinois’ medical cannabis program is still unfamiliar to a lot of people,” said Bret Bender, director of strategic planning for Maribis. “We want our neighbors to know who we are, what we do, and learn the benefits medical cannabis may have for them or their loved ones.”

Records show Maribis Chicago LLC being led by Chicago lawyer Laurel Dineff, who also appears as a managing partner Maribis Springfield, and Bedford Grow LLC in Bedford Park.

Maribis offers a variety of medical cannabis strains to match with patients’ symptoms, including products that help suppress appetite or relieve insomnia associated with certain medical conditions.The Brighton Park dispensary plans to stock its shelves with flowers and edibles .

“We do have product on the shelf now,” Bender said. “There are 14 cultivators in Illinois currently selling product. We try to have a nice diversity.”

The state has so far approved 41 medical conditions eligible for medical marijuana, such as cancer, spinal cord injuries, Tourette’s Syndrome and childhood epilepsy. Earlier this summer, that state added post traumatic stress disorder and terminal illnesses for patients with less than six months to live to the list of eligible medical conditions.

Patients with documentation may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days from licensed dispensaries.

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