Selling recreational cannabis isn’t like selling socks, nor is it like selling medical marijuana. In fact, it’s more like selling liquor. As a new industry in Oak Park, let’s not relinquish the opportunity to get off to a good start by leaving important decisions to the store owners. Special-use designation will help this process.
Location, hours of operation, security, signage, advertising, and parking are just a few questions we should get right from the start. Let’s have oversight by our elected representatives and village staff to assure a mutually beneficial outcome.
Our residents and neighbors have waited a long time for recreational sales; it won’t hurt anyone to wait a moment longer to get it right.