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A legal marijuana growing operation is underway in Illinois.

One of the companies that has been given the authority to grow the drug is now doing so downstate. The 52,000 square foot facility in Albion started production on July 10.

Ataraxia, the company that runs the operation says they are in the early stages of cultivation. For now just a small portion of the facility is being used.

The state’s medical marijuana program has just 2,600 patients signed up, a number that is far below initial expectations.

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