A dispensary will be opened at the Junction – Northern Star shopping center

Brionna Belcher

The dispensary will be a new addition to the dispensary chain owned by nuEra Cannabis, which is one of the largest dispensary chains in Illinois. The DeKalb dispensary would add an additional store to the 6 already existing nuEra stores in Illinois.

FromKALB – For several months, a dispensary’s legal fight to get its license to sell cannabis to DeKalb kept it from opening. Now that the lawsuit has been resolved, DeKalb could see the opening of a dispensary very soon.

The lawsuit, filed by Juan Finch Jr. and Mark Toigo on March 23, 2022, argued that the distribution of cannabis dispensary licenses by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation harmed dispensary owners because ‘they were not residents of Illinois, which they claimed violated the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.

The city finally decided to grant them cannabis dispensary licenses on April 6, 2022, which means that NuEra will now be able to open the dispensary as they originally planned in 2020.

The dispensary will be a new addition to the dispensary chain owned by nuEra Cannabis, which is one of the largest dispensary chains in Illinois. The DeKalb dispensary would add an additional store to the 6 already existing nuEra stores in Illinois, which include locations in cities such as Chicago and East Peoria.

“At the state level, there have been legal actions that have allowed people to continue and try to establish settlements in our area,” City Manager Bill Nicklas said. “Right now there are several looking to set up shop and one of them is nuEra, and we welcome them. They would work with our building services to meet our state’s requirements for features that must be present in every dispensary to ensure the safety and comfort of clients.We look forward to seeing one or more located in our community.

The dispensary will be located in the Junction Mall at 818 W Lincoln Highway. The dispensary’s opening date has not been confirmed by the Northern Star at this time.