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A Cannabis Cultivation Site Could Be Coming To Chatham, Reviving A Vacant Building Near The Dan Ryan

The cultivation site would grow cannabis and infuse it into products, like hard candy and drinks. The product would be sent to dispensaries across the state.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

City Council Postpones Vote On Lightfoot’s Overhaul Of Weed Rules

City Council will now vote on Lightfoot's push to allow weed shops in much of Downtown at the next City Council meeting, which is set for Monday.

Citywide

As Lightfoot Moves To Allow More Locations For Weed Shops, Aldermen Fear Losing Their Control

Critics say the city needs to change or risk losing licenses to the suburbs. Said one potential license holder of aldermen: “They want to make sure that somebody comes and kisses the ring, but ain’t nobody got time for that."

Citywide

Jefferson Park Neighbors Hope Dispensary Expansion Gets City Council’s OK After Months Of Delays

City Council could vote Wednesday on whether to grant the final vote needed to move the zoning change forward for the dispensary expansion.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Rogers Park’s Green Gate Dispensary Opens For Recreational Customers, Will Rebrand After Being Bought By Major Pot Company

Green Gate, which will become Zen Leaf Rogers Park, began serving recreational customers this month. It had been medical-only since opening in 2018.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Michigan Avenue Will Not Become ‘Pot Paradise,’ Lightfoot Says In Ruling Out New Downtown Weed Shops

Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly wants to open the Loop and the Magnificent Mile up to cannabis dispensaries.

Downtown

Bucktown Dispensary Gets Key Approval, But Neighborhood Group Wants More Social Equity Promises

Verano Holdings want to open a Zen Leaf dispensary at 1720 N. Damen Ave., previously home to a Marc Jacobs store.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Illinois Delays Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Intended For Minority Entrepreneurs

Licenses were supposed to be issued at the end of May. Now aspiring entrepreneurs may have to wait until at least August.

Downtown

With Business Booming, Dispensary33 Eyes Major Expansion In Andersonville

The Andersonville dispensary, which has been selling legal weed for just two months, is already talking expansion.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Gold Coast Weed Rush Is On. Cresco Dumps River North Location, Wants To Race Rival For Prized Dispensary

The law doesn't allow two weed dispensaries within 1,500 feet of each other. But both Cresco Labs and PharmaCann are asking to build near each other in the Gold Coast.

Downtown

‘Shameless’ Or Helpful? West Coast Weed Dispensary Is Offering $10,000 To Social-Equity Applicants In Chicago

A company that aims to be the "7/11" of weed wants Chicago social equity applicants to join its venture, but some locals were not pleased.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Will Legal Weed Be Delayed? Black Aldermen Force A Vote Next Week Because All Dispensary Owners Are White

“This is a travesty,” said Ald. Jason Ervin, the chair of City Council Black Caucus. “If equity is to be one of our north stars, this is not it."

Downtown

Emporium Arcade Owners’ Plan To Turn Barry’s Drugs Into Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Hits Roadblock In Wicker Park

The Logan Square-based Modern Cannabis, which is owned by the duo behind Emporium, applied for the license for Milwaukee Avenue between Damen and Ashland avenues.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town