Amid state deadlock, aspiring pot shop owners ask DeKalb city for more time

Some of the smoking apparatuses available at Aroma's Hookah Bar in DeKalb as of June 2021.
Jim Hughes, representative of NuMed Partners LLC – which has pot shops in Chicago, East Peoria and Urbana – asked the city of DeKalb's Planning and Zoning Commission Monday, June 6, 2022, for an extension on their approved local cannabis dispensary license. NuMed has for two years sought a state-level permit needed to operate a facility at 818 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, though a stalled lottery process has impeded the dispensary.