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Daily Journal
     November 13, 2019      #26-317 KDJ

County rejects marijuana sales 

By David Giuliani

KANKAKEE — By a one-vote margin, the Kankakee County Board on Tuesday voted against allowing marijuana sales in the county’s unincorporated areas.

During a debate, opponents of marijuana shops warned that the drug is a gateway to other drugs and that it would send the wrong message to youth. Supporters argued it would provide much-needed tax revenue for county coffers.

The board voted 13-12 against allowing marijuana sales.

During public input, a number of residents, including students ...

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