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Springfield’s latest pot dispensary opened last week with the cutting of a green ribbon.
A third marijuana dispensary opened last week in the Springfield area even as legislation aimed at fixing the state’s troubled pot laws percolates at the Capitol.
Maribis, which has dispensaries in Grandview and the Chicago area, cut the ribbon at its fourth shop last week on Springfield’s west side, inside a Parkway Pointe movie theater on Lindbergh Boulevard that closed last year.
Dan Linn, Maribis general manager, says that the company hopes to eventually share space with a grow operation and onsite consumption lounge. The building was purchased on March 1 for $1.5 million by a limited liability corporation controlled by Chris Stone, a developer and lobbyist whose involvement in the marijuana industry dates to 2014, when the state legalized