Recreational Cannabis Information
Recreational Cannabis Business Establishments to be Considered for Roselle
A prohibition of all adult-use cannabis business establishments within the Village was originally enacted by the Village Board in December 2019, shortly before the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act came into effect in Illinois. The purpose of the prohibition was to allow for thorough study on the issue before allowing these types of businesses in Roselle.
Advisory Referendum & Results
As part of their study, the Village Board approved the inclusion of two advisory referendum questions on the April 6, 2021, ballot seeking public opinion about the allowance of adult-use recreational cannabis business establishments in the Village.
The referendum questions and results for both non-binding questions are as follows:
- Shall the Village of Roselle allow the retail sale of adult-use recreational cannabis within guidelines established by the State of Illinois and to be established by the Village of Roselle?
YES: 58.05% NO: 41.95%
- Shall the Village of Roselle allow the craft growing, infusion, cultivation, processing, and transporting of adult-use recreational cannabis within guidelines established by the State of Illinois and to be established by the Village of Roselle?
YES: 53.62% NO: 46.38%
Following the reporting of the election results, the Village Board further discussed the issue during its May 24, 2021, meeting, at which time they decided to extend the moratorium of adult use cannabis businesses establishments in Roselle through September 27, 2021. They also directed the Village's Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) to conduct a public hearing in order to make zoning amendment recommendations for the consideration of permitting adult-use cannabis businesses as a special use in certain zoning districts of the Village.
Planning and Zoning - Public Hearing and Recommendation
The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the issue during their July 6 meeting, which was streamed live on the Village's YouTube Channel. Among their discussion were defining cannabis business establishments as outlined in the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which zoning districts may permit adult-use recreational cannabis businesses as a special use, and other regulations such as buffer requirements, site and building security measures, hours of operation, required off-street parking, and on-site consumption. They voted to recommend in favor of updating ordinances to allow both dispensaries and cannabis cultivation businesses in Roselle.
Additional Village Board Discussion
The Village Board will continue discussions during their July 26 Village Board meeting in the Council Chambers at Village Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. It is the intention of the Village Board to decide on the matter before the moratorium of adult use cannabis businesses establishments in Roselle expires at the end of September 2021.