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Silvis passes zoning ordinance to allow cannabis businesses into the city

The City of Silvis is looking into allowing cannabis businesses to set up shop.

SILVIS, Illinois -- The City of Silvis is looking into allowing cannabis businesses to set up shop.

On Tuesday, December 17, the city council approved a zoning ordinance allowing different types of recreational marijuana businesses into the city.  These include cannabis craft growers, cultivation centers, dispensaries, and more.

The ordinance passed 6-1.

This ordinance change won't take effect until recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois, which will be January 1, 2020.

Related: New Illinois laws 2020: Weed, minimum wage and more