Although it was not a formal vote, Glenview trustees at their Tuesday, Sept. 3 board meeting, directed plan commissioners and staffers to draw up plans to bar businesses from selling recreational marijuana in the village.
A recently signed state law makes recreational marijuana legal at the state level beginning Jan. 1, 2020. It remains illegal under federal law.
Although municipalities would not be able to ban individuals from possessing, transporting or using marijuana in their communities, so long as state law was adhered to, that same state law gives municipalities wide latitude to regulate or even bar marijuana related businesses through zoning codes.
Plan commissioners are expected to hold a public hearing on the issue and begin the process of coming up with formal recommendations for village trustees at their Tuesday, Oct. 8 plan commission meeting. Before any ordinance