Jerome votes for sales of legal marijuana in village
The village of Jerome has cast a vote in favor of allowing the legal sale of recreational marijuana across the village.
While village President Mike Lopez now considers the vote merely “symbolic,” that could change quickly given how some in the village are expressing openness to one day pursuing the license needed to operate a dispensary and talk that it could generate as much as $150,000 in first-year revenue for Jerome.
In an interview with 97.7 QLZ Radio, Lopez added a local family has already shown an interest in launching such a business. Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed off on a law earlier this year that now allows legalized marijuana sales across certain parts of the state.