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Recreational marijuana sales may be delayed for Chicago until July

Posted at 11:51 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 14:56:04-05

CHICAGO — A lack of black- and Latino-owned dispensaries has led to the passing of a bill that would delay the sale of recreational marijuana in Chicago until July 1, according to NBC Chicago.

Chicago's City Council's Committee on Contracting Equity and Oversight approved the bill by a 10-9 vote Tuesday.

To go into effect, the bill has to be passed by the full City Council during their Wednesday session. However, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot could veto its passing or delay it.

Dispensaries throughout the rest of the state are still set to start selling recreational marijuana Jan. 1.