CAMPTON HILLS – The Campton Hills Village Board on Tuesday will consider an ordinance to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old LaFox Road, Campton Hills. The Village Board for the last several weeks have been asking residents for their opinions about the issue.
Beginning Jan. 1, the law will allow Illinois residents 21 and older to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident. Residents also will be able to possess 5 grams of cannabis concentrate and up to 500 milligrams of THC – the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that gives the high sensation – contained in a cannabis-infused product. Nonresidents can possess half those amounts.
Registered medical marijuana patients will be allowed to grow up to five cannabis plants in their home and possess more than 30 grams of cannabis if it is grown and secured in their residence under certain conditions.
St. Charles plan commissioners on Tuesday voted 6-2 to recommend to the City Council's Planning and Development Committee that recreational marijuana dispensaries be allowed as a special use. Voting "no" were Plan Commission Chairman Todd Wallace and commissioner Jeffrey Funke.
As part of the plan commission's recommendation, the dispensaries would be limited to regional business districts in the city, meaning they would be located away from the city's downtown. Commissioners also suggested the city allow marijuana dispensaries in limited manufacturing districts, where medical marijuana dispensaries are permitted.
Commissioners decided they should not be allowed in community business districts.
In addition, they would have to be located at least 250 feet away from a school, daycare facility or residential uses. The vote followed a public hearing in which people spoke for and against allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries. The hearing was a continuation of a Sept. 17 public hearing on the issue.