US (IL): Another chance for rural cannabis facility permit in Piatt County

The Piatt County board has granted the request of a potential cannabis growing facility for more time to gather information and communicate with neighbors before taking a vote on a special use permit needed for the indoor farm to come to fruition.

The zoning board of appeals had recommended denying the permit for a 5-acre parcel about three miles north of Mansfield after area landowners showed concern over possible stress of the groundwater supply and Blue Ridge Township roads.

“The problem is we have not had a really good opportunity, given the current environment, to engage with the community as to what this project is and isn’t, and to address some of the issues they are raising on a more technical basis,” said Charles Demirjian, representing Medthos LLC and The Simone Family Trust.

“They raised a lot of very legitimate concerns that we haven’t had the ability to address openly,” he added.


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