(KMOV) -- The St. Clair County Zoning Commission has tabled a vote on a medical marijuana cultivation center in Marissa, Ill., according to the Belleville News-Democrat.
The report says concerns about runoff from neighboring farms forced the board to continue Monday night’s public hearing until July 14.
Under a law passed by the Illinois legislature, medical marijuana facilities must be approved by the county board and state. Only one growing facility may be open in the Metro East and such a facility may not be close to a school, daycare or house of worship and must have tight security.
To use medical marijuana in Illinois, patients will have to fingerprinted, undergo a background check and pay $150 a year to get a special photo ID.