Almost two years after prohibiting marijuana sales in Roselle, the village board has repealed the ban and is paving the way for dispensaries and cultivation sites.
The village board on Monday voted to end the ban put in place in December 2019 and allow marijuana growing and sales to come to Roselle after voters in April gave approval in a pair of advisory referendums.
Mayor David Pileski said no one has approached the village to open a marijuana business but he thinks that will change soon following Illinois’ approval of new marijuana licenses in the last few weeks.
Trustee Wayne Domke was the sole “no”vote on Monday. He said the board did not have sufficient information because of low turnout for the referendums and lack of input from other Roselle businesses.
“The fact that a nonbinding referendum is treated like a binding referendum is a little concerning,” Domke said. “We are consequently not making quality-driven decisions.”
Trustee Lee Trejo, who revealed that he voted against both referendum questions, nevertheless voted to repeal the ban and allow marijuana sales and cultivation.