UPDATE: Which Kane County Communities Allow or Prohibit Marijuana Sales?

UPDATE: Which Kane County Communities Allow or Prohibit Marijuana Sales?

  • Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Jan. 29 to include news of Batavia’s decision to put an adult-use cannabis sales question on the November ballot. If you see any information here that needs an update, please email kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.

According to the new Illinois laws regarding adult-use cannabis, units of local government have the authority to regulate the sale of marijuana products.

The Kane County Board voted in November to prohibit the sale of marijuana in rural areas. Municipalities in Kane County have chosen to either opt in or opt out of the new state law, although some are undecided.

The Chicago Tribune on Monday (Dec. 30, 2019) posted a list of communities that have approved the sale, those that have prohibited the sale and those that are undecided. The Daily Herald on Monday posted a list of communities that have allowed or prohibited sales.

It should be noted that cities or village that have approved the sale have often set limits on the number of establishments allowed. Geneva, for example, will allow just one establishment for the sale of marijuana in city limits.

It also should be noted that municipalities that allow the sale of marijuana products will be able to collect a tax on the sales.

Here are a list of Kane County communities and status, according to the Tribune list and a search of local websites.

Algonquin — prohibited.

Aurora — allowed.

Batavia — undecided

  • The city of Batavia aldermen revisited their discussion on Marijuana at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Jan. 14 in City Hall. Residents attended and voiced their concerns and opinions on the issue. After discussion, the committee decided to leave the decision to a binding referendum vote in November of 2020.
  • Not on Tribune list, but “allowed” on Daily Herald list. Here’s a link to an August memorandum on the issue in Batavia.

Big Rock — N/A.

  • Not on Tribune list, not mentioned in Daily Herald article.

Burlington — undecided.

  • Not on Tribune list. Next discussion Jan. 6, according to Daily Herald.

Campton Hills — prohibited.

Carpentersville — allowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

East Dundee — undecided.

  • Not on Tribune list, but Daily Herald says “leaning yes, next discussion Jan. 6 or later, vote expected in January.” East Dundee website shows the village OK’d a 3% tax but only if the village allows sale.

Elburn — allowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

Elgin — allowed. (3% tax)

Geneva — allowed. (3% tax)

Gilberts allowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

Hampshire— undecided.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald says “leaning yes, vote Jan. 2 or Jan. 16.”

Huntley — undecided.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald says “leaning yes, vote Jan. 9.”

Kaneville — N/A.

  • Not on Tribune list, not mentioned in Daily Herald article.

Lily Lake — N/A.

  • Not on Tribune list, not mentioned in Daily Herald article.

Maple Park — N/A.

  • Not on Tribune list, not mentioned in Daily Herald article.

Montgomery — allowed. (3% tax)

North Aurora — allowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

Pingree Grove — allowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

Sleepy Hollow — allowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

South Elginallowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

St. Charles — allowed. (3% tax)

Sugar Grove — prohibited.

Virgil — N/A.

  • Not on Tribune list, not mentioned in Daily Herald article.

West Dundee — allowed.

  • Not on Tribune list, but on Daily Herald list of “allowed.”

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