EarthMed pot dispensary opens in McHenry at former Panera Bread location – Shaw Local News Network

McHenry’s first – and by ordinance, only – recreational marijuana dispensary held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday just hours after its sign was mounted on the building at 1711 N. Richmond Road.

The boom truck that installed the sign was still there at 3 p.m. as McHenry dignitaries arrived for the event.

The dispensary is also waiting on its electronic menu kiosks, a victim of supply chain problems, said Mike Perez, EarthMed’s chief operating officer.

“There are some people who don’t like technology” and using a kiosk to shop. “We have people to help them out, too” as customers pick their recreational pot product of choice, Perez said. He does expect those kiosks to arrive soon, he noted.

City staff and Mayor Wayne Jett were on hand for the ribbon-cutting.

Just over a year ago, the McHenry City Council changed its recreational dispensary ordinance, allowing just one in the city and setting its portion of the sales tax at 3%.

At the time, Ross Polerecky, director of planning and zoning, told the council that a dispensary was looking to locate in McHenry.

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