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CHICAGO (CBS) — Some Chicago City Council members said they’re worried about where newly-legalized medical marijuana would be made available in the city, and how much control aldermen will have over dispensaries and grow sites.

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the state law prohibits medical marijuana cultivation centers from operating within 2,500 feet of schools, childcare centers, or residential areas.

Dispensaries must be at least 1,000 feet from schools and daycare centers, and may not operate in residential buildings or areas zoned for residential use.

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However, Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and other members of the City Council have expressed concerns about limits on their oversight, claiming they’re prohibited from setting other restrictions on dispensaries and cultivation centers.

“The elected representatives of 2.9 million people of the state of Illinois ought to have something…

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