MARION — The Harbory in Williamson County near Marion has been issued a state license for adult-use recreational cannabis sales starting Jan. 1.
It’s the only company south of Effingham that has, thus far, been licensed to sell pot for recreational use.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced the license for the Marion business on Tuesday as part of a fourth round of “same-site” licenses for adult-use cannabis. The state law legalizing recreational marijuana stated that places already licensed to sell medical marijuana, such as the Harbory, which opened in 2015, would have first dibs on obtaining licenses to sell it for recreational use. To date, the state has issued 22 such licenses.
In addition to opening adult-use dispensaries at the same site of their medical cannabis dispensaries, existing medical cannabis dispensaries are permitted under the law to open a second site for adult use sales at a different location.