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Oglesby marijuana cultivation center is going forward

Posted by wlpo on March 3, 2015

A medical marijuana distribution center is still a go in Oglesby despite the developer voluntarily giving up a permit to build another cultivation center elsewhere.

Oglesby Mayor Don Finley says he talked with officials from Green Thumb Industries and they told him metal has been ordered for the Oglesby cultivation center and ground should be broken within the next week depending on the weather. Finley says GTI has also asked for temporary power for the construction site by next week.

GTI made the news recently by deciding not to pay a $200,000 fee for a cultivation center permit they were awarded in Dixon. It apparently was a business decision and not a sign the developer has financial issues.

The planned Oglesby cultivation center will be south of Loves Travel Stop along Interstate 39.

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