Chicago may set its own pot rules
The City of Chicago may get to write its own rules on where medical marijuana may be grown and sold.
No other city in Illinois is allowed to create its own restrictions; but the state Senate endorsed a bill to exempt Chicago.
That’s because state law prohibits pot farms within five blocks of homes or schools, and dispensaries can’t be within two blocks; and in Chicago, that’s practically everywhere.
The Illinois house takes up the bill next.