Mayor Rory Hoskins and the Forest Park Village Council will convene a special meeting to discuss the future of recreational marijuana in town.

The public meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Forest Park Community Center, 7640 W. Jackson Blvd., in Forest Park.

A previous meeting was held on Sept. 12, but Hoskins said he decided to hold a second meeting to ensure more residents have a chance to discuss the issue. The prior meeting conflicted with a District 91 school board meeting. This one, he said, “doesn’t conflict with meetings of any taxing entity specific to Forest Park.”