PEKIN (WEEK) – The first adult use cannabis dispensary in Pekin has opened its doors.
Friday morning was the grand opening of Nuera, with Pekin Mayor Mark Luft in attendance for the ribbon cutting.
The dispensary is on Court Street next to Planet Fitness.
Nuera’s Principle Officer, Keith McGinnis said Friday and this weekend are predicted to be the busiest days for dispensaries throughout the United States, with this Tuesday being April 20th.
“The City of Pekin will be very happy with what ends up going in their coffers, periodically, quarterly and throughout the year,” said McGinnis.
Keith McGinnis said the amount of money they made at the Pekin location during two days of its soft opening, took them more than three months to make at their medical dispensaries.
“This is what I think the community needs to keep everybody organized and bring money into the communities school systems,” said Pekin resident, Doug Quade.