Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0043    Version: 1 Name: Presentation and discussion of a one-year moratorium on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County.
Type: presentation Status: Filed
File created: 12/26/2019 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/8/2020
Title: Presentation and discussion of a one-year moratorium on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County.
Attachments: 1. PWPT Cannabis discussion.pdf, 2. Recreational Cannabis Moratorium and Areas of Study Plan Memo.pdf, 3. Draft Moratorium Resolution 12_26.pdf

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Presentation and discussion of a one-year moratorium on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County.

 

Staff Summary

                     The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, adopted on June 25, 2019, allows for the establishment of recreational cannabis businesses in Illinois and the adult sale and consumption of recreational cannabis products within the State as of January 1, 2020. The Act authorizes local governments (including counties) to enact “reasonable zoning regulations” to mitigate any impacts from recreational cannabis businesses, and alternatively to ban such businesses.

                     In order to properly study and consider potential community impacts, it is reasonable to allow additional time for collection and analysis of relevant information prior to making a decision to permit or ban recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated Lake County.

                     The Planning, Building and Development Department has prepared for Committee a discussion of and seeks direction on a County Board ordinance for a moratorium on all Recreational Cannabis Business Establishments in the unincorporated area for a period not to exceed one year.