Medical marijuana clinic Good Intentions opens in Chicago

August 7, 2013 9:54:24 AM PDT
A medical marijuana clinic opened Wednesday in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, becoming the first of its kind in the state of Illinois.

Good Intentions is located at 1723 North Ashland Avenue and is managed by a medical practice. There is no large, flashy sign outside the clinic -- only a small one in a window that reads, "Medical marijuana may be right for you."

Good Intentions is privately owned by Tammi Jacobi, who said the clinic would open Wednesday for patient evaluations. Marijuana will not be distributed until the Illinois Compassionate Use Act Program Pilot goes into effect on January 1.

Jacobi operates a similar clinic in Michigan. The director of the Chicago clinic said there has been such an overwhelming response that the clinic will have an open registration.

Last week, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill making it legal for doctors to prescribe as much as 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana every 14 days for people suffering from certain illnesses.

Illinois became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana.

The clinic hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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