The Lake Zurich village board approved a plan to establish the town’s first marijuana dispensary — to be called Bloc Cannabis Dispensary — at the old TGI Fridays restaurant on South Rand Road near Costco.
The vote was 4-1 with Trustee Marc Spacone being the lone dissenter.
Discussion of whether or not legal weed should be sold on Rand Road was rather subdued — no member of the public spoke out against or for the proposal, most village board members declined to ask any questions of the petitioners, and the entire board meeting wrapped up in less than a half-hour.
Jon Loevy, a co-founder of dispensary operator Justice Cannabis Co., said he wants the 676 S. Rand Road location to be a flagship for the Bloc chain. The Lake Zurich location would sell to both medical-use and recreational customers.
The plan changed very little since Loevy and his business partners first presented the plan to the board in September. Among the small changes was a request by village leaders not to have a mural of a butterfly painted on the side of the building.
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