Wilmette has extended its moratorium on cannabis retail sales. Yet, talks about zoning Edens Plaza for a future dispensary continue next week. | The Record – The Record North Shore

Although Wilmette’s moratorium on recreational cannabis sales was set to go up in smoke at the end of this month, Village trustees ensured at their June meeting that it will not be legally sold within town limits this year. 

Wilmette’s Village Board approved a consent-agenda ordinance during its June 22 meeting that extends the moratorium through the end of 2021. 

But despite that, discussions related to the sale of adult-use recreational cannabis will resurface next week. 

The Village’s Land Use Committee is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, to discuss Edens Plaza “as a potential area to zone for retail adult-use recreational cannabis,” according to the Village’s website. 

Information about the meeting posted on the Village’s site says “the purpose of this meeting is to have a focused discussion on potential zoning regulations and locations and provide information to the full Village Board.” No final decision on the sale of adult-use cannabis will be made by the committee at the meeting, officials say. 

Earlier this year, Wilmette trustees held a special meeting where they authorized the land use committee to investigate zoning and other logistics for a potential cannabis dispensary in the village, as previously reported by

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