US (IL): Grower seeking special permit to open facility in South Elgin

A company that wants to open a cannabis craft growing business in South Elgin will present its plans Wednesday to the village’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

South Elgin CGF Inc. needs a special use permit from the village in order to convert the former Fuji Foods building at 740 Schneider Drive into a cannabis growing facility. The commission will review the request and make a recommendation to the village board, which has the final say on the request.

Under state law, a craft grower can cultivate, dry, cure and package cannabis in a space of up to 5,000 square feet. The product can be sold at dispensaries for medicinal or recreational purposes, the latter of which became legal for adults in Illinois at the beginning of the year.

The 40,000-square-foot building that South Elgin CGF wants to use is ideal because it meets many of the standards established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture and can be converted into a cannabis craft growing facility, documents submitted to the village said.

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