Kate Walden, communications director of PharmaCannis, stated the Ottawa location, 4104 Columbus St., is primed to be used in January.
“As soon as (Gov. JB Pritzker) indicators the invoice into legislation, we’ll be ready within the wings to reap the benefits of that,” Walden stated.
She stated the enterprise nonetheless has some inner processes to analysis, however they’ve a simple comparability location in Massachusetts that operated equally to the Ottawa location earlier than marijuana was legalized there in December 2016. This contains increasing the inventory, since totally different strains of marijuana are used recreationally that these used medically.
Walden stated not each location can count on the identical outcomes, however the Massachusetts location noticed “exponential” development in prospects after legalization.
Adjustments are anticipated to the power, in addition to an growing give attention to the enterprise’ branding within the space.
Nonetheless, Walden stated medical sufferers will obtain precedence.
“Sufferers are all the time our high precedence, and that is as a result of we have been serving them for a really very long time and it is a very totally different expertise,” Walden stated. “They require extra time for consultations to speak by the medical sorts of cannabis.”
There’ll nonetheless be some help from staff for these seeking to attempt leisure marijuana for the primary time and asking questions which will come up from the brand new prospects.
Walden stated the corporate is within the newest developments in Illinois and it is an thrilling time within the firm’s five-year historical past.
“We’re nicely positioned, and it is an thrilling time within the cannabis trade,” she stated. “It is a new world in Illinois, and we’re wanting ahead to it.”