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Ribbon Cutting and Celebration Events – Saturday June 12th and 19th

The Dispensary is proud to announce the Formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration Events for the new recreational/adult use stores in Fulton and East Dubuque.  Come out and join us for music, fun, food, and booths set up by local vendors including cultivation centers and local glass blowers on Saturday ...read more

The Rec Room in Fulton – Opening Date Set

The Rec Room in Fulton, serving all cannabis customers over the age of 21, is officially opening on Saturday, May 15th at 11AM. We will be announcing our official Grand Opening event shortly to include the ribbon cutting with various vendors in attendance. This is a 'soft opening', so please like, share, ...read more

The Dispensary Fulton – Interior Now Open to Patients!!

The Dispensary is happy to announce we are reopening the interior of the facility to all medical patients starting Monday May 3, 2021!! All patients and prospective patients will be able to enter the lobby and purchase medical cannabis products from inside the facility.  We are also resuming Patient Consultations for ...read more

The Dispensary Fulton is here to stay!

Attention all patients and caregivers: There appear to be rumors circulating regarding the status of The Dispensary’s ongoing operation. Please rest assured, The Dispensary is not closing, nor has any intention of closing. We will continue to faithfully serve the medical patients of the area as we have since July of ...read more

Medical Cannabis Becomes Permanent in Illinois

Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Updates As of August 12, 2019, the Governor has officially signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program into permanent status.  With that, the “pilot” designation has now been removed and several changes are to the overall program are being implemented over time.  Some of ...read more

Changes to Illinois Medical Cannabis Program – SB 336

Governor Rauner Signs Senate Bill 336 New Changes for Medical Cannabis Patients in Illinois   On August 28, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 336, the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018, which amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, into law. There are several components to the provisions of Senate Bill ...read more

The Role of Cannabis Legalization in the Opioid Crisis

Two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found states with medical cannabis laws greatly reduce reliance on prescription opiates.  In both studies, after enacting medical cannabis laws, states saw opiate prescriptions from Medicare Part D recipients drop by 2.21 million daily doses and 3.74 million daily ...read more

Cannabis for Intractable Pain

On January 16th, 2018, an Illinois Judge ordered the Department of Public Health to add intractable pain to the list of qualifying conditions under the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.  The spokesperson for the Department announced that they plan to appeal that ruling.  Find more about the Illinois ruling here. As more ...read more

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