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Ctiy Commissioner Mark Rothert doesn’t have all the answers to Pekin’s questions about marijuana legalization. It isn’t that he hasn’t thought about it, it’s just that the state legislation is long. 

Like, 610 pages long.

“We’ve got some breathing room to assess what it all means,” said Rothert.

Part of that eventual assessment will deal with what Pekin’s policy for recreational dispensaries and other cannabis businesses will be within the city limits.

Currently operating medical dispensaries will be the first to sell recreational marijuana, if they so choose. Pekin does not have a medical dispensary, and the earliest licenses will be handed out to adult use dispensaries in May.

Though the legislation legalizes possession, consumptions and sales of marijuana, it doesn’t state that towns and cities are required to let cannabis businesses open. What…

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