A measure that would prohibit the sale of pot in Chicago until July 1 in order to ensure that firms owned by people who were hurt by drug laws can profit from the sale of cannabis advanced Tuesday on a 10-9 vote, setting up a final vote on Wednesday that pits the City Council’s Black Caucus against Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Ald. Carrie Austin (34), left, and Ald. David Moore (17), tally up the 10-9 vote to advance a six-month ban on the sale of marijuana in Chicago. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]