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Schaumburg is still in discussions about allowing recreational marijuana sales

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By Local Labs News Service | Sep 25, 2019

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Schaumburg is still in discussions about permitting marijuana sales within its borders next year, when Illinois becomes the 11th state to legalize adult use of recreational cannabis, according to a tally published by the Daily Herald.

So far, 14 communities in the Chicago suburbs are leaning in favor of such sales, while 11 communities are leaning against and eight local governments are still studying the idea or remain uncertain about their plans, the Daily Herald reported.

Under a new law that takes effect Jan. 1, Illinois residents 21 or older can have up to 30 grams of cannabis in their possession, according to the advocacy group NORML. The law also gives local governments the power to allow or ban such sales.

The majority of the suburbs are looking at restricting marijuana sales to shops in certain areas or requiring the merchant to obtain a special use permit, according to the Daily Herald report.

Municipalities can also put in place a 3 percent tax on marijuana sales to generate revenues.

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Chicago Suburbs’ Views on Pot Sales

City / VillageStance on Allowing Recreational Marijuana Sales
AntiochNo action taken
Arlington HeightsLeaning yes
BartlettLeaning yes
BataviaMayor vows veto
BloomingdaleLeaning no
Buffalo GroveLeaning yes
East DundeeYes
ElburnYes
ElginLeaning yes
GenevaIn discussions
GrayslakeNo
Hanover ParkUndecided
Island LakeLeaning yes
Lake BarringtonLeaning no
Lake in the HillsLeaning yes
Lake ZurichNo
LibertyvilleLeaning no
LisleLeaning no
LombardLeaning yes
Long GroveNo
MundeleinIn discussions
NapervilleNo
North AuroraLeaning yes
Park RidgeLeaning no
Pingree GroveYes
Prospect HeightsWill appoint panel to study issue
SchaumburgIn committee discussions
South ElginYes
St. CharlesLeaning yes
Sugar GroveLeaning no
Vernon HillsIn committee discussions
WaucondaLeaning yes
WheatonLeaning no
Source: Daily Herald

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