Outdoor concert with marijuana? Mundelein weighs dispensary’s … – Daily Herald

The company behind Mundelein’s lone cannabis dispensary is planning an outdoor music concert or series at which public consumption of the drug would be permitted.

Cannabis sales, however, would be limited to the Rise dispensary itself, a representative said.

The village board informally discussed the proposal at its meeting Monday night. Brendan Blume, vice president of store development for Green Thumb Industries, Rise’s parent company, shared some information and answered questions.

Events would be staged in the parking lot across the street from Rise, 1325 Armour Blvd. Possible concert dates weren’t revealed, nor were possible performers.

“This is still in discussion,” Village Administrator Eric Guenther said. “There’s still some planning that needs to be done.”

The proposal came to the board Monday because a new type of liquor license would be needed for such an event, Guenther said.

Additionally, village officials debated creating an entertainment tax for the event and others like it. That revenue would help recoup associated public safety costs, Guenther said.


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