Motion to prohibit cannabis businesses in Fairfield, Ill. fails

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FAIRFIELD, Ill. (WEHT) – The discussion to allow marijuana dispensaries to set up shop in Fairfield, Illinois continued on Tuesday night. A motion to prohibit cannabis businesses failed the city council.

The State of Illinois legalized use of recreational marijuana beginning January 1. But it’s up to each individual town or city to decide if dispensaries will be allowed in their area.

The Fairfield City Council voted to approve an occupational tax of 3% for cannabis buisinesses. Additionally, the council discussed limiting dispensaries and other cannabis businesses to particular areas in the city.

Before a final vote can be taken, the issue has to be looked over by the Zoning Board of Appeals for recommendation.

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(This story was originally published on December 10, 2019)

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