The governor opened the door for every town in the state to rake in tons of money selling pot, and now it looks like almost everybody’s feeling too principled to get rich.
Almost everybody except maybe the people running Joliet. The people running Joliet might still go ahead with allowing the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits, regardless of principles or concerns for public safety.
This is no sure thing, of course. The city council already voted on whether to add a 3% city tax on recreational marijuana sales, with the idea that this might give interested business people some indication on whether the sales would eventually be allowed once it's made legal on New Year's Day.
The council split 4-4, leaving the mayor to cast the deciding vote. And the mayor voted yes for the tax, presumably giving interested business people the idea he will eventually be in favor of allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in his town.