SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Schaumburg officials are discussing how the village will pay costs associated with a potential medical marijuana dispensary.
The Finance, Legal and General Government Committee recommended that whoever operates the dispensary be required to pay an annual $100,000 impact fee. Assistant Village Manager Paula Hewson says the fee would cover safety costs that the village doesn’t think taxpayers should be responsible for. She says the dispensary could bring an increase in crime and police calls since an otherwise illegal, controlled substance would be brought into the area.
The Daily Herald reports the village has received seven applications for a dispensary, but there’s only one state license available for the area that covers Elk Grove and Schaumberg.
The village board plans to consider and perhaps vote on the recommendation next month.
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