Rod Moyer, a Northern Illinois University alumnus, was heavily involved as a student from 1997 to 2002. During that time, he served as president of the Black Student Union and vice-president of the NIU chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and graduated with an Organizational and Corporate Communications major with a marketing minor.
The application process for medical marijuana growing facilities and dispensaries has officially begun. But many applicants have been busy for months lining up sites and getting permits from local governments. Those county boards and municipal councils have been receptive.
Most people’s interaction with the new law will be through the dispensaries which will dole out the medical marijuana. But there’s no doubt that the growing centers, which will also process the plant material for its prescribed use, have drawn the most attention from local officials.
There are calls for tougher training standards following this summer's police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. But some departments have already been forced to address the issue based on incidents in their own jurisdiction.