MedMar Lakeview is proposing to relocate its medical cannabis dispensary from 3812 N. Clark St., where it has operated for nearly three years, three blocks south, to 3524 N. Clark St. As the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Program has grown, so has the number of qualifying patients. The space at 3812 N. Clark St. will not be able to accommodate the influx of new patients expected in the coming months, as the list of qualifying conditions is expanded to include migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, autism, chronic pain, and others. The sole purpose of this proposed relocation is to serve these additional patients with the same level of care that patients have come to expect from MedMar Lakeview.
The relocation will not change MedMar Lakeview’s daily operations. The new location will allow for more patients to visit on a daily basis, easier patient flow due to the increased number of checkout systems and provide a larger waiting area. The relocation will also eliminate the possibility of patients waiting and queuing outside to get their medicine, and allow for more patients to take public transportation due to its proximity to the train and bus. This relocation is intended to serve a growing market of qualifying patients without causing undue stress on the neighborhood or any patients looking for relief. This relocation will not only serve patients better, but it will also serve the neighborhood better with updated security and streamlined operations for more efficient and secure dispensing.
MedMar Lakeview has been a model neighbor during its time at 3812 N. Clark and intends to continue its practices of neighborhood and city philanthropy at 3524 N. Clark, working with the Howard Brown Center to support Northalsted Market Days and participating in neighborhood initiatives and events like the Pride Parade. The 3812 N. Clark St. location has never had any complaints from neighbors, security issues, or difficulties with its zoning in the 44th Ward to its knowledge during its tenure and intends to continue that record of compliance and neighborly practices. The security measures, including surveillance and diversion prevention are already excellent at MedMar Lakeview, and the relocation would only heighten those security measures in both procedure and technology. Additionally, MedMar Lakeview will continue its strict grounds keeping procedures, including patrolling for graffiti and reporting any incidences to its neighbors.
MedMar Lakeview is asking the residents of the 44th Ward for their approval in this move. The relocation will allow MedMar Lakeview to better serve its patients with better ADA-accessibility and upgraded security measures to ensure the safety of the residents of the 44th Ward. In its relocation, MedMar Lakeview will go above and beyond to fit into the makeup of the neighborhood and understands the importance of the culture of the 44th Ward to the greater community of Chicago. MedMar Lakeview looks forward to continuing its relationship with the neighborhood as the cannabis industry and the neighborhood grow.
At this time we are not entertaining a recreational cannabis license for this space – the City has yet to determine the course of action for those licenses. If there is a request for recreational cannabis at this, or any other location in the 44th Ward, we will re-engage the community for that discussion.
Triangle Neighbors Meeting
Wednesday – September 11th
7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
19th District Police Station – Community
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Hawthorne Neighbors Meeting
Tuesday – September 17th
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Figo Wine Bar
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