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File #: 19-844    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/3/2019
Title: Option 1: Pass the ordinance amending Title 3 of the Naperville Municipal Code by the addition of Chapter 17 prohibiting adult use cannabis business establishments other than medical cannabis cultivation centers and medical cannabis dispensing organizations; Option 2: Direct staff to proceed with plan to establish zoning for local adult use cannabis business establishments
Attachments: 1. Cannabis Definitions, 2. District 203 BOE Statement to City Council regarding Recreational Cannabis, 3. 204 Board Marijuana Input 082819, 4. NCC Cannabis Response 2019_08_27, 5. Adult Use Cannabis Prohibition Ordinance
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Option 1: Pass the ordinance amending Title 3 of the Naperville Municipal Code by the addition of Chapter 17 prohibiting adult use cannabis business establishments other than medical cannabis cultivation centers and medical cannabis dispensing organizations;
Option 2: Direct staff to proceed with plan to establish zoning for local adult use cannabis business establishments
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DEPARTMENT: Legal Department

SUBMITTED BY: Michael DiSanto, City Attorney; Pam Gallahue, Ph.D., Director-City Clerk; and Allison Laff, TED Deputy Director

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
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BACKGROUND:

July 16, 2019 City Council Direction
At the July 16, 2019 City Council meeting, Council considered Grassroots Cannabis and Green Thumb Industries' request to begin operating adult use cannabis dispensaries in the City of Naperville as soon as January 1, 2020. The petitioners made presentations to Council and approximately 15 speakers also provided testimony. After approximately 2.5 hours of discussion, Council voted 5-4 to direct staff to bring back to Council an ordinance prohibiting the local retail sale of adult use cannabis.

August 20, 2019 City Council Direction
At the August 20, 2019 City Council meeting, Council held the first reading of an ordinance amending the Naperville Municipal Code to prohibit adult use cannabis business establishments other than medical cannabis cultivation centers and medical cannabis dispensing organizations. The petitioner, GTI, made a presentation to Council and approximately 20 speakers also provided testimony. After approximately two hours of discussion, Council directed staff to bring back to Council two options for consideration: (1) the ordinance prohibiting local adult use cannabis business establishments; and (2) a plan to establish zoning for local adult use cannabis business establishments. Council also recommended that staff contact Naperville school districts 203 and 204 as well as North Central...

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