CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council votes Wednesday on whether to postpone the city’s entry into the recreational marijuana business.
A council committee endorsed an aldermanic Black Caucus proposal to delay those sales until July.
The caucus said it wants to ensure that African-Americans have a fair shot at securing dispensary licenses.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said a delay would only encourage illegal pot sales. The mayor’s allies may ask the council to put off its vote for a month.