Trinity Compassionate Care Centers

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More than 200 people lined up outside Trinity Compassionate Care Center in Peoria to buy legal recreational marijuana on New Year's Day.

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The Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending approval of recreational cannabis sales at two locations.

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There is considerable pressure on Peoria city council members to decide where the city will stand on recreational cannabis sales and cultivation sooner rather than later.

Like other local governments throughout the state, Peoria is deliberating whether to allow the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana within the city's borders. Possession of up to 30 grams and usage in most private spaces becomes legal in Illinois on January 1.

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Peoria has hit a snag over zoning that has delayed its opening.

Trinity Compassionate Care Centers has an upcoming hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals. 


At issue is whether the dispensary's zoning certificate is still valid. City officials say the business didn't start operating in time and its certificate has expired. 

 The business' owners, however, say the city approved the facility for occupancy four days before the certificate expired.