(CBS) – Some South Side residents are declaring victory after plans for a proposed medical marijuana dispensary have been withdrawn.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from City Hall.
The company that proposed a medical marijuana dispensary in the 8th Ward was abruptly pulled Friday afternoon.
Originally, Ald. Michelle Harris had expressed support for the planned medical marijuana dispensary at 1111 East 87th Street.
But Linda Hudson, head of the Eighth Ward Accountability Coalition, says neighbors spoke out and changed her mind.
Hudson says the site of the proposed Harborside IGM facility was next to a counseling program for teens with drug problems and near a skating rink and a park.
“We don’t want it around our children,” Hudson said.
When the developers withdrew their request for a special permit, there was applause in the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing.