At its July 28, 2020 meeting, the Village Board voted to adopt a resolution establishing an adult-use cannabis referendum on the November ballot. This was an advisory (non-binding) referendum intended to gauge public opinion and guide future discussions by the Village. This referendum question was included on all Wilmette ballots, the referendum question read:
“Shall the retail sale of adult use recreational cannabis be permitted within the Village of Wilmette at a business licensed by the State of Illinois?”
Per Cook County’s Official Certificate of Results, the cannabis referendum question results are as follows:
- 17,723 Total Ballots Cast
- Yes Votes – 9,681 (56.39%)
- No Votes – 7,486 (43.61%)
- 556 ballots cast did not answer the cannabis question
- Click here for referendum results by precinct.
The referendum is advisory only and does not bind the Village into taking any action. There is additional action the Village Board must take in order to allow or deny the sale of recreational cannabis within the Village. The Village Board Committee of the Whole is meeting to discuss next steps on February 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Click here for meeting information and to view the meeting agenda and packet.
Residents who want to provide public comment on the matter prior to the February 4 meeting can email their comments to email@example.com.
This post was published on 02/03/21.