After two years of discussion, Village of Wilmette officials conversed about local cannabis sales for all of two minutes on Tuesday evening.
The Village Board approved an amendment to the Village Code to allow for the licensed sale of recreational cannabis in Edens Plaza, 3232 Lake Avenue.
“This evening is the culmination of two years of a very thoughtful and methodical approach by the Village Board to study this issue from various aspects and to solicit as much community input as we could to help formulate the board’s decision this evening,” Village Manager Mike Braiman said just prior to the 6-1 vote with Village President Senta Plunkett in dissent.
Plunkett has been consistent in her apprehension of the measure.
Prior to the April election, which resulted in her victory as village president, Plunkett told The Record that a cannabis-sales ordinance would need to meet several criteria to win her approval.
In July, she — as well as Trustee Daniel Sullivan — voted against instructing village staff to build an ordinance to amend the village code.
“I’ve never been a big fan of this, and I have to say that I am not thrilled with the idea of having recreational cannabis