There is a Marijuana Town Hall Meeting October 2nd at Julian Middle School 416 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park, IL, 60302 the groups throwing this little event sound like they just want to bitch about how the devil’s lettuce is going to impact their little village. Not acknowledging that most of their kids are probably smoking it anyway. Having a meeting or town hall in a school seems like a lot or a way to stokes the fears of parents and residents that placing the meeting in a school will highlight the dangers of weed. Or even maybe stoke their fears when it is unnecessary. Most of the suburbs that do not want the ability to sell recreational marijuana obviously have other illegal drug issues and are fairly famous or well known for having a reputation as a place to get the hard stuff.
Therefore, rejecting marijuana on the basis of unfound fears is just silly. Whatever these groups have in mind is probably going to limit how it is disbursed and sold which will in turn limit the revenue that the village can bring in and thereby relaxing the taxes that residents pay on an annual basis. For a place that espouses that it has a hippie flavor or outlook on the world but to turn around and have such stogie or old-fashioned ideals is crazy. Like ex bitch crazy.
Surely, the market of marijuana recreational sells is excellent so that Oak Park, IL can have another source of revenue and another way to grow small businesses in the area. This will also reduce the taxes upon the other established business in the area and extend their profit margins. Also, having a marijuana market in the area will bring some life to this boring ass village and that is desperately needed.
Here are the sites that were posted to announce the “meeting” at Julian Middle school: