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Facts versus rumors and eliminating misperceptions. Welcome to the City's “Just the Facts’ blog, where we dispel rumors and correct misinformation.

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Dec 03

Cannabis Sales in Geneva

Posted on December 3, 2019 at 3:15 PM by Kevin Stahr

Update - Dec. 3
The Geneva City Council is scheduled to discuss local regulation of adult-use cannabis business establishments at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at City Hall Council Chambers, 109 James St.

Residents can find more information under the City's FAQs page as well as the Development Projects Map.

The City Council packet will be posted in the Agenda Center later this week.

Original Post - Nov. 15
Have questions about adult-use cannabis in Geneva? Check out the City's FAQs to help get caught up to speed.

After being approved by the Illinois legislature, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) was signed into law on June 25, 2019. The enactment allows for the sale, possession, and consumption of recreational cannabis for Illinois adults 21 and older beginning Jan.1, 2020.

The legislation provides local municipalities with various options as it relates to the local regulation of adult-use cannabis business establishments.

Meeting as the Committee of the Whole, the Geneva City Council conducted a policy discussion Sept. 23 that included a staff presentation regarding the impacts of the state legislation will have in the community. A video recording from that meeting is available to watch on the City's YouTube channel.

The City Council did not take a formal action Sept. 23 on whether to allow these businesses to be able to operate in Geneva. However, the City Council did remand the process to the Planning & Zoning Commission for a public hearing Nov. 14. Residents can view the presentation, meeting video and commission recommendations on the City's Development Projects Map. The matter now returns to the City Council at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 for a formal vote on recommendations provided by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

On Nov. 4, the Committee of the Whole recommended approval of an ordinance imposing a 3% municipal cannabis retailers' occupation tax to be considered by the City Council at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. The sales tax is permitted under state statue, and shall take effect for all sales of cannabis products on or after Sept. 1, 2020 should the City permit adult-use cannabis business establishments.