Wheaton sets hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban

  • Wheaton officials are considering a ban on recreational marijuana sales within the city.

    Wheaton officials are considering a ban on recreational marijuana sales within the city. Associated Press File Photo/Brennan Linsley

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/7/2019 4:58 PM

The Wheaton City Council will hold a public hearing this month on a proposed ban on recreational marijuana sales.

The forum, set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, will give business leaders and residents a chance to debate an ordinance that would prohibit recreational cannabis retailers in the city. Legal marijuana use begins in Illinois in January, but several suburbs -- from Naperville to Barrington to Bloomingdale -- plan to keep dispensaries from setting up shop in their towns.

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At the earliest, city council members could consider the ban at their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3, and then issue a final vote on Monday, Sept. 16.

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