The Oak Park village board was presented with a 6 percent sales tax on marijuana cultivation businesses at Monday night’s board meeting.

The sales tax applies to cultivation centers producing and distributing medical marijuana, which was approved by the state in 2014.

Oak Parkers learned in May that a medical marijuana dispensary is set to open in downtown Oak Park behind the former Penzeys Spices at 1140 Lake St.

That building also is occupied by Pharmacann, a medical marijuana business that was awarded licenses for two cultivation centers and four dispensaries.

There was little discussion at the Monday night meeting, but Village President Anan Abu Taleb said later that the tax mimics those approved in Chicago and Evanston.

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