Cannabis Company Proposes New Dispensary Location Near Addiction Treatment Center

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City Alderman Walter Burnett also opposes NuMed’s efforts to locate a dispensary near the addiction treatment center. Licensed cannabis company NuMed wants to open the dispensary on the second floor of a building whose entrance would be on the same block as Haymarket Center, an addiction treatment center that sees visits from about 500 people a day. NuMed isn’t the only cannabis company eyeing the West Town neighborhood as a potential site for a dispensary. A cannabis dispensary proposed for Chicago’s upscale West Town neighborhood is drawing opposition from officials at a nearby addiction treatment center, who say the store would pose a risk to the facility’s clients. An unidentified resident of Haymarket Center said that having a dispensary nearby could make it difficult for some people in recovery. “I think that it’s tempting to people who are trying to get off drugs,” the person said.

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A cannabis dispensary proposed for Chicago’s upscale West Town neighborhood is drawing opposition from officials at a nearby addiction treatment center, who say the store would pose a risk to the facility’s clients. Licensed cannabis company NuMed wants to open the dispensary on the second floor of a building whose entrance would be on the same block as Haymarket Center, an addiction treatment center that sees visits from about 500 people a day.

Dan Lustig, a psychologist who serves as the president and CEO of Haymarket, said that he is concerned that a cannabis dispensary would be too much of...

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