The city of DeKalb is considering amending its municipal code to allow adults to operate craft cannabis growing facilities in town, according to a petition up for committee consideration Tuesday.
The petition is put forth by city staff to amend existing marijuana codes to allow people to apply for permits to operate cannabis craft growing businesses, according to city documents published ahead of Tuesday’s DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Those approved with a local permit still would need to seek state licensing, too.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Yusunas Room of the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. downtown. The meeting is held Tuesday instead of Monday to accommodate the federal holiday of Juneteenth.
Cannabis growers are already allowed to operate under Illinois law, however, DeKalb city code does not issue permits to such requests currently. The code does allow for marijuana dispensaries, and city officials have in the past been publicly vocal about their support of such initiatives.
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