* Some people predicted the fall of civilization. Didn’t happen. Time to cash in…
Lincolnwood is rethinking its stance on weed.
The suburb of about 13,000 decided two years ago not to allow recreational marijuana sales. After seeing neighboring Chicago, Skokie and Evanston indulge and reap the tax benefits, Lincolnwood is revisiting the ban.
With the prospect of 119 new pot shops opening up in the city and suburbs after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs off on changes to the state’s marijuana law, Lincolnwood and other communities that rejected recreational weed sales are now more open to the idea. […]
Roselle and Glen Ellyn are reconsidering bans after voters backed the idea in referendums. Elmhurst is likely to revisit its prohibition. Lake County, which had a one-year moratorium on recreational weed, recently decided to allow sales, cultivation and manufacturing in unincorporated areas.
One forecast predicts sales will double this year to $1.4 billion.
* The Question: In your opinion, has legalization been a net positive or a net negative? Explain.