Several area communities including Lockport and Bolingbrook have rejected marijuana sales in their communities, but other communities are still considering it including Minooka, Shorewood and Channahon. Each will have a public hearing on the matter.

In Channahon their public meeting to discuss whether pot dispensaries will be allowed in their village will be held on Monday, October 28th. In Shorewood they will hold a public hearing on whether to approve the sale of recreational marijuana on November 12th and Minooka’s public hearing will occur on November 26th.

There will be 75 dispensary licenses available in Illinois of which 47 of them will be in Chicago to include surrounding counties of Will, Grundy, Kendall, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. Licenses will be issued by May 1st. Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Illinois on January 1st. Reminder just because a community allows marijuana sales does not mean they will automatically get a dispensary license.