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Monticello Exploring Recreational Cannabis Regulations

What would it look like to allow the sale of recreational cannabis in Monticello?


That is a question the Monticello community leadership will have to grapple with come 2020. Director of Community Development Callie McFarland indicates it will be one of the many things the City looks at in the year ahead.



According to McFarland, there is already interest in a cultivation center or even dispensary in Monticello. However, she says Monticello has missed the boat on those opportunities.



Many areas in central Illinois have said no to cannabis sales and cultivation in their communities already. And while the sale and possession of certain amounts of pot will be legal in 2020, it is unlikely at this time there will be retail locations up and selling by January 1. 

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