Pot shop proprietor wants onsite consumption

Hearing set for Dec. 18

by Bruce Rushton

Springfield's only existing marijuana dispensary is seeking a permit to allow on-premises consumption of marijuana once pot becomes legal for recreational use on Jan. 1. Ascend Illinois, also, is asking for city permission to sell recreational marijuana on the 600 block of East Adams Street, where the company already operates a medical marijuana dispensary called HCI Alternatives...