Elgin is looking to make misdemeanor marijuana possession of less than 30 grams an offense punishable by a fine.
By a 8-1 vote, the marijuana ordinance cleared the Elgin City Council's Committee of the Whole Wednesday evening, and it will now go up for consideration at the next regular council meeting on October 14.
The pot ticketing proposal follows the move in April by Cook County, which includes some portions of Elgin, to not prosecute the majority of cases involving misdemeanor cannabis possession. The city of Elgin is mostly located in Kane County.
"Making it consistent between Cook and Kane County ultimately makes the most sense," Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda told the Daily Herald.