A Cook County judge believes that the use of marijuana for medical purpose is not important. The restraining order, which stops a medical marijuana cultivation center in northeastern Illinois isn’t lifted.
Judge Kathleen Kennedy also ordered the plaintiff to post a bond of $200,000 to compensate for any harm caused if delays are later found to be improperly granted.
Cresco Labs was the top-scoring company and the winner in the permit competition in a district that includes Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties. But the plaintiff, a company called PM Rx, claims the Illinois Department of Agriculture broke its own rules when awarding permits and it should have been the winner.
Attorneys for the Department of Agriculture and Cresco refuted the claims, saying Cresco has met all of its financial obligations and passed background checks.