No Ban On Marijuana Selling Businesses In Jo Daviess County

Marijuana-selling businesses will be allowed in the unincorporated portions of Jo Daviess County next year, but the county will tax any such enterprise. Recreational cannabis will be legal in Illinois in 2020, but the state allows municipalities and counties to ban businesses selling the drug if they choose. County board members voted, 13-3, against a ban on such shops in unincorporated areas. Board members said they felt recreational marijuana will make its way into the county regardless of whether shops are banned, so the county might as well try to reap the potential financial benefits.