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Chicago City Council vote Wednesday could delay recreational pot sales


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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.

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