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Apr 28

[ARCHIVED] Geneva To Permit Adult-Use Cannabis Business Establishments

The original item was published from November 5, 2019 2:48 PM to January 1, 2021 12:00 AM

The City Council voted Dec. 9 to approve permitting cannabis business establishments in Geneva starting next year. This includes cultivation centers; craft growers; as well as processing, infuser, dispensing (medical and recreational), and transportation organizations.

State law allows for the sale, possession, and consumption of recreational cannabis for Illinois adults 21 and older beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The State also issues licenses for all adult-use cannabis business establishments. However, local governments were given various options to regulate cannabis businesses within their community.

So What Does This Mean For Geneva?
The City approved permitting adult-use cannabis businesses subject to compliance with the following:

  • Limiting the number of recreational and medical dispensing establishments to one apiece;
  • Setting maximum hours of operation for dispensaries from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
  • Establishing a 150-foot separation from the property line of pre-existing schools, daycares and residential properties for craft growers and dispensing organizations; and
  • Businesses receiving a State license to locate in Geneva are considered a Special Use, meaning they must go through the City’s development review process that includes final City Council approval.

What Will Not Be Happening In Geneva
The City will prohibit cannabis cultivation centers, both medical and recreational. The consumption of cannabis or infused products will not be allowed at any cannabis business establishment.

Sales Tax & More Info
In November, the City Council approved an ordinance imposing a 3% municipal cannabis retailers’ occupation tax that will take effect for all sales of cannabis products in Geneva.

For more information, visit the City's FAQs page or call the Community Development Department at 630-232-0818.