Medical Marijuana Clinic Hits Pause On Activities In Niles

The village of Niles found Green Bliss clinic did not have proper zoning for doctors to see patients seeking medical marijuana. It's looking to relocate in Niles or Morton Grove, reports say.

The Green Bliss Clinic in Niles, which had two doctors on staff to evaluate patients for possible recommendations for medical marijuana, is not doing so at the moment.

At Tuesday's Niles village board meeting, Charles Ostman, director of the Community Development Department, explained that after the November board meeting, he looked into whether Green Bliss had proper zoning permissions at its 7509 N. Milwaukee Avenue location, and found it did not. 

Earlier: Doctors Open Medical Marijuana Clinic In Niles

Dr. J. Rene Dadivas, M.D., had previously used that location as an office to operate his home health care workers, which sends caregivers to patients' homes to provide care. 

However, he and his two sons--Dr. Jesus R. Dadivas, M.D., and Joseph Dadivas,  who has a master's degree in healthcare management--opened Green Bliss Clinic in October, and the doctors began to examine patients at the location.

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After the November Niles village board meeting, at which trustees voted to restrict mariuana dispensaries and cultivation (not medical clinics) to a manufacturing district, and its subsequent publicity, Ostman investigated further.

Earlier: Niles Tries To Limit Upcoming Marijuana Legality

He said such a medical clinic requires a special-use permit, which Green Bliss did not have. Consequently, the Dadivases are not now seeing patients at the clinic, and the green cannabis leaf neon sign in the window has been removed. 

Joseph Dadivas said he is looking to relocate Green Bliss in either another part of Niles or else Morton Grove, according to Bugle Newspapers.

Pat Craig December 16, 2013 at 02:45 PM
There's lots of vacant stores in Prairie View shopping center... and the Village administration says they're business friendly, (maybe they could go in partnership with the hooka bar! )
AAmericanFlooring December 17, 2013 at 09:32 AM
Very creative way for the Village of Niles to block the operation of this store. VERY Stupid way of doing it but typical of how the village operates. I am not a fan of these stores either but as long as they operate to the letter of the law I do not have an issue with them.


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