Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Approval of Marijuana Dispensary in McLean County

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A judge in McLean County has dismissed a lawsuit against the Town of Normal over the approval of a special use permit for a cannabis dispensary. The lawsuit, filed by former Normal Town Council member Jeff Fritzen, alleged that the town had violated its own ordinance in granting the permit for the High Haven Dispensary near a busy intersection. Fritzen, a vocal opponent of recreational marijuana use, argued that the town’s ordinance required the business to wait a year before reapplying for the permit unless new evidence was presented to the mayor … Read more