Will the Village have any regulatory abilities?

Yes, Section 55-25 of the Act (attached) outlines what municipalities are allowed to regulate. The Village may enact reasonable zoning regulations that do not conflict with the act including buffers between sensitive uses. Furthermore, the Village can require Conditional/Special Use permits for cannabis businesses to impose limits on “time, place, manner, and number” of cannabis business operations. The Village is allowed to ban recreational cannabis businesses completely and may regulate or ban on-premise consumption of cannabis at cannabis business establishments. Please note, local governments are required to allow medical cannabis dispensaries subject only to local zoning provisions and cannot ban residents from using cannabis products on private property.

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1. When was cannabis made legal in Illinois?
2. How much cannabis may an individual possess?
3. Who can legally purchase and consume cannabis?
4. Who can legally grow and sell recreational cannabis?
5. Can the consumption/possession of cannabis be banned by a local municipality like Glen Ellyn?
6. Will the Village have any regulatory abilities?
7. What regulatory abilities, if any, do business owners and landlords have?
8. Will cannabis consumption be allowed in public spaces?
9. Where will consumption be allowed?
10. Does the Act itself restrict the location of cannabis businesses or advertising?
11. What is the licensing timeline?
12. What will the Village's role be in the licensing process?
13. Are there any changes to existing medical cannabis laws?
14. Is the sale of medical cannabis currently allowed in Glen Ellyn? If so, where?
15. How is cannabis taxed?
16. How will the potential tax revenue generated be used?
17. How do federal laws affect Illinois' law?
18. How does the law effect workplace drug policies?
19. Does the Act place limits on cannabis advertising?
20. How does recreational cannabis affect criminal records?