Record #: SO2019-8063   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/16/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Final action: 12/18/2019
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 7-24 to prohibit certain Adult-Use Cannabis business establishments
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Harris, Michelle A., Beale, Anthony, Sawyer, Roderick T., Mitchell, Gregory I., Coleman, Stephanie D. , Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, Scott, Jr. Michael, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Taliaferro, Chris, Austin, Carrie M., Mitts, Emma, Martin, Matthew J. , Hadden, Maria E.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 24 Drugs & Narcotics
Attachments: 1. SO2019-8063.pdf, 2. O2019-8063.pdf


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule municipality as described in Section 6(a) of Article VII ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, Public Act 101-0027, a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, is authorized to enact an ordinance to prohibit the location of adult use cannabis business establishments within the City; and

WHEREAS, the City Council ofthe City of Chicago finds that the health, safety and welfare of its residents will be harmed by allowing adult use cannabis business establishments to operate within the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, the City Council ofthe City of Chicago has further determined that passage of this ordinance prohibiting the location of adult use cannabis business establishments with in the City is in the best interests of the City and its residents; now therefore,


SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part hereof as though fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2. Chapter 7-24 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the underscored language and deleting the struck-through language as follows:

ARTICLE VIII. Cannabis Business Establishments Prohibited.


For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

ADULT-USE CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT. Adult-Use Cannabis business establishments include: Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivation Centers (not including Medical Cannabis Cultiva...

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