A new recreational marijuana dispensary — Enlightened Cannabis for People — opened this week in Mount Prospect.

Village officials were among those attending the opening of the dispensary at 2015 E. Euclid Ave. Thursday.

The facility is operated by Revolution Global, which had been maintaining a medical dispensary in an adjacent space for the past six years.

It’s been a long trip to the opening for Revolution Global, with the village taking a 180-degree turn in its stance toward recreational marijuana. After initially opting out, the village responded to a referendum showing resident support by not only approving the use but allowing Revolution Global to bypass zoning approval and granting Revolution Global permission to operate.

Marijuana sales have benefited local communities, and Mount Prospect is expected to share in that success.

Victoria Mendicino, Revolution Global’s vice president of communications and government affairs, said, “It’s definitely been impressive to watch how the program has grown in such a small amount of time.”

Mendicino said Revolution Global takes a community-focused approach. She noted that Enlightened belongs to the chamber of commerce, has participated in events with the local

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