Possible Marijuana Growing Operation in Dixon

By Carolina Cruz | ccruz@wtvo.com

Published 06/18 2014 07:07PM

Updated 06/18 2014 07:14PM

LEE COUNTY - The first legal marijuana growing facility in Northern Illinois could soon be a reality in the Green River Industrial Park in Dixon.

That's considered good news for local epilepsy sufferers who may be helped by this drug. Even though this topic is controversial many believe it is a positive step forward.

The facility will cultivate cannabis in an oil form, and potentially bring new jobs and tax dollars to the area.

The state allows only one growing operation for each state police district. Lee County is in State Police District one, and appears to have the edge over surrounding counties. Stephenson County appears to be the preferred choice for State Police District 16.

Right now the organization named Kreider Services is waiting for the Illinois Department of Agriculture to make a final decision by this fall.

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