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217 Today: What Missouri’s new recreational marijuana sales mean for dispensaries across the river in Illinois

"Lemon Slushie"-flavored cannabis flower is displayed on Thursday at Good Day Farm Dispensary in St. Louis' Central West End. Missouri began approving medical cannabis dispensaries' recreational licenses Friday with some sales beginning at 9 a.m.
Monday, February 13, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • One week ago, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria, destroying buildings and leaving more than 33,000 people dead. We learn about the local response. 
  • Illinois State Senator Doris Turner is pushing for body cameras for emergency medical service workers two months after the death of a Springfield man.
  • After making headlines for failing to show up for a home game, the Vermilion County Bobcats have ceased operations.
  • Last week, the owners of a condemned apartment complex in Champaign agreed to make repairs, add security measures and reimburse the city for nearly $150,000 spent on housing the complex’s displaced residents.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at the possible impact of new recreational marijuana sales in Missouri on dispensaries across the Mississippi River in Illinois.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Nour Longi, Mawa Iqbal, Farrah Anderson, Sydney Wood and Will Bauer.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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