Palatine village council to discuss recreational marijuana sales

Palatine village council members are expected to discuss at a meeting Monday whether recreational marijuana sales should be allowed in town. The session will begin at 7 p.m. at village hall, 200 E. Wood St. Direction on what to do regarding the issue will be given to Palatine's administration if the council reaches a consensus. The recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in Illinois beginning Jan. 1. Towns can't outlaw its use, but they can decide to prohibit businesses that sell it or restrict their location. Similar discussions have been held by village boards and city councils across the suburbs. So far, Lake Barrington, Grayslake and Bloomingdale are among those that have said they won't allow sales. Buffalo Grove, South Elgin and Elburn officials have said they're likely to allow it.

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