GALENA, Ill. — One year ago, Verilife President Bill McMenamy was scoping out Galena for a new marijuana dispensary.
PharmaCann, which operates dispensaries under the brand name Verilife, now is readying to open a recreational dispensary downtown on Saturday, March 6.
The business occupies a former bank building, which on Thursday bore “Verilife” signs draped down the exterior walls.
Customers age 21 or older can buy products at the dispensary as long as they provide a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Verilife follows all Illinois law regarding marijuana sales and use since it was legalized in the state on Jan. 1, 2020, McMenamy said.
Illinois residents can purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis in flower form or 500 milligrams of edibles, per state law. Non-Illinois residents can purchase up to 15 grams of cannabis flower or 250 milligrams of edibles.
Verilife dispensaries use an online reservation system to ensure products are available, McMenamy said. Customers can select their products online and set a time to pick them up and pay at the business.
“It’s like a mobile ordering system at Starbucks,” he