Recreational Marijuana

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At its 4:00 p.m. meeting on Thursday, the Kendall County Board will discuss an ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments in the county.

The issue has split the board, with three Democrats in favor the sale of pot and at least three Republicans against.

Recreational cannabis becomes legal in Illinois on January 1, 2020.

The county board's Law, Justice and Legislation Committee voted 3 to 2 last Monday to forward its objection to selling cannabis to the full Kendall Co. Bd.

Republicans Tony Giles, Judy Gilmour and Matthew Prochaska voted "yes" while Democrats Audra Hendrix and Robyn Vickers voted "no."

The Kendall County Board will most likely decide on Thursday whether to forward the ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments to the full county board for a vote at next Tuesday's meeting.

In other business at Thursday's county board meeting, board members will discuss an updated Lakewood Springs Special Services Area agreement.

The board will also discuss the possible creation of a Kendall County Economic Development organization.