Schaumburg trustees voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve a second recreational marijuana dispensary in the village that will be located in the former Luna Flooring Gallery building at 820 E. Golf Road, just east of Red Lobster.
In casting his dissenting vote, Trustee George Dunham said he regretted voting in favor of the village’s current regulations on marijuana dispensaries last year because they’re not as restrictive as he’d hoped they might be.
Though the 9,120-square-foot Enlightened dispensary is the second such business the village board has approved, it is the third proposal to come to the village this year — all of which have been along Golf Road.
Dunham argued that dispensaries have a clientele that will seek them out and don’t require the visibility along Golf Road that other types of business might.
“Golf Road is the premier throughway in the village. It has some of the best shopping that we have,” Dunham said. “I don’t think Golf Road is an appropriate place for a marijuana dispensary.”
No other trustees commented beyond their votes in favor.
Schaumburg Community Development Director Julie Fitzgerald has said the proposal meets all legal requirements, including in its security protocols and distance from schools, day care centers, places of worship and other dispensaries.
Chicago-based Revolution Global, which will operate Enlightened dispensary, already run the medical marijuana dispensary New Age Care in Mount Prospect and a cultivation center in the central Illinois city of Delavan.