At the Monday, September 13 Village Board Meeting, the Board voted to prohibit recreational cannabis business establishments in the Village. The Meeting was held both in person and via Zoom, with the Board receiving public comment from nearly 40 members of the public.
Initially in November 2019, the Village Board established a moratorium on recreational cannabis business establishments and has since extended the moratorium three times. The moratorium was set to expire September 28, 2021.
In 2020, the Board voted to have an advisory referendum question added to the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot. The question asked residents, “Shall the Village permit the sale of recreational cannabis within Village limits?” 16,501 total ballots were cast with 51.25% yes votes and 48.75% no votes. The results of an advisory referendum is non-binding, and governing bodies are not required to act in accordance with the majority opinion.
For more information on this topic, including background information, a timeline on the process the Board took to reach the decision and frequently asked questions, please visit the Village of Glen Ellyn's website.