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Where medical cannabis patients will purchase their product at the dispensary site in Urbana operated by Wheaton-based Nu Med
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News Local/State
August 22, 2016

Urbana Marijuana Dispensary Nears Opening Date

Final work is underway to convert a University Avenue site to a medical marijuana dispensary operated by Wheaton-based Nu Med. The CEO of partner group Education to Grow, Ben Rediger, says market demand in the state's pilot program has grown to a point where one dispensary, Phoenix Botantical in Champaign, will not be able to fully handle the flow of new patients in the region.

103rd District State Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana)
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News Local/State
August 22, 2016

Ammons-Sponsored Prison Phonecall Bill Signed Into Law

Legislation curbing the cost of calls made by Illinois prison inmates has been signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. It sets rates for inmates in Illinois correctional facilities at a maximum of 7 cents per minute for domestic calls. Sponsor and State Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) says that's about half the current rate.  Rauner signed four other related measures at adult transition center in Chicago Monday.

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