Medical marijuana investors seeking zoning reconsideration offers money for schools

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EFFINGHAM - Investors of a potential medical marijuana growing operation are offering up $1 million for local schools in an effort to have the Effingham City Council reconsider a zoning request.

Investors say the $1 million would be given to local schools over 10 years to show they're serious about helping the community.  Last month the Effingham City Council rejected the cultivation center zoning proposal.

According to Chicago attorney and investor Jon Lovey, it would make sense for the company to give the money to local schools to train workers.  However, Effingham Commissioner Brian Milleville says the investors only "want to grease a palm,"
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