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Cannabis Regulation

Overview

Following multiple months of public meetings, the Village Board will consider whether to allow or prohibit the operation of recreational cannabis businesses in Glencoe later this fall. The earliest the topic will come back to the Village Board is at their November 21 Village Board meeting. Any future meeting will involve time for public comment.

Please note that at this time, the Village Board has not made a definitive decision in favor or in opposition to allowing recreational cannabis businesses to operate in Glencoe. The Village Board has expressed a preliminary interest in allowing sales, but not cultivation or on-premise consumption, and requested advice from the Zoning Commission on what zoning and land use regulations should be implemented, if recreational cannabis businesses are ultimately permitted.

If recreational cannabis businesses are allowed, the Village Board will also consider the recommendations for Zoning Code amendments made by the Zoning Commission at their October 7 meeting. The Zoning Commission’s non-binding recommendations were that should the businesses be allowed, they should be considered a special use in the HF district (along Frontage Road, west of the Edens Expressway). As a special use, a business would be subject to additional, individualized review before receiving permission to operate. The Zoning Commission did not make a definitive recommendation to allow the use in the B1 (downtown) or B2 (Hubbard Woods) districts. Watch the Zoning Commission meeting video / View the October 7 Zoning Commission meeting packet / View the October 7 Zoning Commission presentation

Should the businesses be allowed and correlating Zoning Code amendments be adopted, additional action by the Board would be required to create relevant business license regulations and consider local taxation of the sale of recreational cannabis. While a specific timeline has not been established, the Village Board favored addressing cannabis regulations (including the decision to allow or prohibit cannabis businesses) to the extent possible before legal sales of recreational cannabis may commence within the State on January 1, 2020. 

Please learn more about the background of this process from the drop-downs below. Should you like to give input on the topic, please share your comments with the Village Manager’s Office by e-mailing info@villageofglencoe.org.

Background, Process Overview and More Information

CANNABIS REGULATION AND TAX ACT

VILLAGE PROCESS AND MEETING SUMMARIES

POTENTIAL ZONING CODE IMPLICATIONS

IN THE NEWS

MEETING MATERIALS