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.
Chicago Suburbs’ Views on Pot Sales
|City / Village||Stance on Allowing Recreational Marijuana Sales|
|Antioch||No action taken|
|Arlington Heights||Leaning yes|
|Batavia||Mayor vows veto|
|Buffalo Grove||Leaning yes|
|Island Lake||Leaning yes|
|Lake Barrington||Leaning no|
|Lake in the Hills||Leaning yes|
|North Aurora||Leaning yes|
|Park Ridge||Leaning no|
|Prospect Heights||Will appoint panel to study issue|
|Schaumburg||In committee discussions|
|St. Charles||Leaning yes|
|Sugar Grove||Leaning no|
|Vernon Hills||In committee discussions|