US (IL): Craft cannabis operation proposal approved in East Peoria

Even if Sorce Enterprises doesn't win the state "craft" marijuana lottery, the owner has learned something important in the process:

The city of East Peoria and his neighbors favor Roy Sorce's attempt to sustain the success of his long-established trucking company, by any legal means necessary.

"I really appreciate the support of the city council and city officials," Sorce said Tuesday. "I think they're sincere about wanting to help local business succeed and be a contributing part of the community. We're very excited about moving forward."

The City Council approved, with conditions, a proposal to operate a cannabis craft grower and infuser operation in the rear corner of the building that currently houses the Sorce Enterprises trucking business, 3201 N. Main St. In order to comply with a distance requirement of 1,000 feet between any cannabis operation and any day care service provider, Sorce has agreed to demolish a portion of the building to create the necessary distance from the day care facility located across Main Street.


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