Since the legalization of weed in Illinois, you can find big-name dispensaries on every street corner, city, or suburb. And we know you have plans for 4/20, and probably already got your hands on your favorite stoner food in Chicago. Sure, you can go into your stash and smoke your all-time favorite. But we challenge you to try something new today and look at Chicago’s best independent dispensaries! The first bud that catches your eye, you buy. Do we have a deal?
2551 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
As Chicago’s first black-owned independent dispensary, Grasshopper Club is making Logan Square greener than it already is! Started by a native Southside family, the goal of the Grasshopper Club was to create an inclusive space that goes further than just selling weed. This dispensary sells personalized items and offers a customized experience for all patrons. Still, it also takes a lot of pride in offering job opportunities and creating a more “diverse ecosystem in the industry.” This 4/20, they are also partnering up with adjacent businesses to throw a 420 Block Party!
1720 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
If shopping at a dispensary can feel like an intimidating experience, check out Ivy Hall. Whether you’re new to the green or a professional pothead, the experience of shopping at Ivy Hall is one of a kind. They promise a sacred experience, knowledgeable “budtenders”, easy browsing, and the ability to ask as many questions as you need. In the city, Ivy Hall is located in Bucktown, but there are a few other locations across the suburbs. To make the visit quick, Ivy Hall offers pickup orders so you can get home to your new best bud even faster.
5001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
With locations in the West Loop and Andersonville, Dispensary33 is the perfect place to do pre-holiday shopping this month (or all year long). With different menu options like dry flower, pre-rolls, vapes, and gummies, you’ve got plenty of options no matter how you like to get stoned. As the first medical cannabis dispensary to open in December of 2015, Dispensary33 recognizes the work that has come before them, and plans to keep working hard in the community as marijuana becomes more widely available.
2501 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
With products focused on understanding the “whole-plant approach,” the items at Chicago Cannabis Company are appreciated for all their cannabinoids, scents, flavor profiles, oils, and more. At the Chicago Cannabis Company, they take great pride in partnering with reliable sources, giving workers equal opportunities within the company, and becoming a dispensary that Chicagoans can be proud of. Pick up a beverage, gummy or topical, and get ready to ease into your best high yet.
612 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Home to a staff committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment for each and every customer, Green Rose Dispensary is the perfect place to stop for all your grass needs. The ownership team, comprised of veteran, female, black, and Latino people, opened their flagship store in River North in November of 2022. Soon, you’ll find another location a bit northwest of the city in the suburb of Lincolnwood. With an array of products, you’ll be sure to find everything you need at every stop, no matter what time of the year.
6428 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
Looking for a shop with locations in both the city and the burbs? Consume is the place for you. What started as a popular chain on the West Coast has set up some roots here in our great state. The strains of flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals, and more are lab tested for quality and potency. Consume Cannabis also offers online ordering for pickup or delivery, making it super convenient for customers to get their products as soon as possible to enjoy fresh herbs.