Nature's Herbs, Log Lane Village, Co and Sandwich Mayor Rich Robinson

In Log Lane Village, Colorado the Nature's Herbs cannabis dispensary (top photo) is located in an industrial area. Mayor Rich Robinson encourages the public to weigh in on whether the Sandwich City Council should allow the sale of recreational cannabis in the city. Cannabis becomes legal in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2010. ( photos by James Wyman)

UPDATE: City officials say the discussion on cannabis has been moved to the October 7th meeting.


At next Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting, the Sandwich City Council has set aside time for the public to comment on whether or not the city should allow the sale of recreational marijuana.

Cannabis becomes legal for recreational use on January 1, 2020, and most area municipal and county governments are deciding if pot should be sold.

Municipalities that are leaning toward the sale of marijuana are also discussing zoning regulations and whether cannabis can be smoked at the dispensaries.

Sandwich Mayor Rich Robinson was asked what the council hopes to learn from next Monday's meeting.

Mayor Robinson says that the Illinois Municipal League has posted a list of frequently asked questions about municipal cannabis sales on its web site that the mayor encouraged all Sandwich aldermen to read.

Robinson is also a DeKalb County Sheriff's deputy, and WSPY's Jim Wyman asked him his personal feelings regarding the legalization of cannabis.

At the July 15 meeting, Sandwich resident Carol Meyer spoke about her concern that legalizing marijuana creates more smoking.

Mayor Robinson outlined the two sides on selling cannabis in Sandwich.

Again, the public is invited to express their opinion on whether Sandwich should allow cannabis sales at Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting.

That meeting begns at 7:00 p.m. on Monday in the City Hall Annex at 128 E. Railroad St. in downtown Sandwich.

Hear Jim Wyman's WSPY News story by clicking the link below: