While the pandemic hurt and closed down a lot of industries, the weed business in Illinois continues to boom. The state topped $1 billion in weed sales in 2020. And with continued interest and the city opening up this Spring, weed has become the go to recreational substance. Chicago is home of many of America’s largest weed corporations boasting a current total of 17 shops in the city and another 46 in the surrounding suburbs. Here are 5 of the top weed dispensaries in Chicago to get your hands on the best hash. And of course, you must be 21+ to legally purchase marijuana.
7305 N Rogers Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
This longtime medicinal dispensary has recently been given the greenlight to service recreational customers, which means their 317 products are now available for everyday stoners to enjoy. The company prides itself on customer care and offers a full suite of items from the state’s leading cannabis companies like Verano and Cresco Labs alongside family-owned farms like Nature’s Grace & Wellness.
60 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
River North recently welcomed its newest marijuana dispensary when this neighborhood outpost opened its doors this spring. It marks Chicago-based parent company PharmaCann’s third entry into Illinois since 2020, joining additional locations in Rosemont and Galena. The shop offers 211 product inventory of gummies, resin cartridges, popcorn, and more. With so many cannabis products, brands, and consumption methods they’re here to guide you on your cannabis journey. They work with you to establish a holistic understanding of your needs, wants and desires to ensure a positive and successful experience.
3812 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Sunnyside is the retail arm of Cresco Labs, the largest marijuana operator in Illinois and one of the biggest cannabis companies in the entire US. Two of their nine Illinois locations call Chicago home, including the original orange-and-white walled Lakeview location sitting just steps from Wrigley Field. In 2020, the company brought weed to River North when they opened a second Sunnyside in the upscale neighborhood.
5001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Chicago’s first cannabis operator is also one of the city’s most beloved. The smartly-designed Uptown location showcases a soothing nature motif complemented by tasteful art. And their love for the good green is clearly evident—Chicago’s “most passionate” dispensary, they’ve gained legions of loyal fans since opening as a medical facility way back in 2015. Getting in on the action closer to downtown, Dispensary 33 also operates a second spot in trendy Fulton Market.
4758 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
With 37 facilities spanning 12 states plus Washington DC, Columbia Care is a large-scale international operator known for introducing the country’s first legal credit card for cannabis purchases. Located in Jefferson Park near the Jefferson Park Blue Line, take a second to admire the store’s sleek black and white minimalist design while you browse recreational delights like face mints, gelatos, CBD drops, and pre-rolled dog walkers.
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