Medical pot outlet opens in Highland Park

Elevele, a state-licensed dispensary of medical marijuana products, is set to open its doors to customers March 23 in Highland Park’s Briergate Business District.

The dispensary at 1460 Old Skokie Road will sell marijuana in the form of flowers, oils and infused edibles to patients and caregivers holding state-issued registry ID cards.

In early 2015, Elevele owners Andy and Veronica Hunt of Lake Forest were awarded one of three dispensary licenses allocated to Lake County under the state’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis program.

Once eligibility is verified, Elevele staff will assist the patient in deciding whether a sativa-dominant or indica-dominant strain of marijuana would be most effective in treating the patient’s symptoms, Andy Hunt said.