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Legal Marijuana

City’s First Downtown Weed Dispensary Opens Thursday In River North

Customers at Cresco Lab's Sunnyside dispensary will be required to order online and check in at a different location to promote social distancing.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Why Is Legal Weed So Expensive? Low Supply, High Demand And Big Tax Driving Chicago’s Pricey Pot

Officials say prices will come down when supply catches up to demand. But for now, some buyers are treating legal weed like a special bottle of whiskey.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Where’s The Best Place To Eat When You Have The Munchies In The City? Chicagoans Weighed In

Our readers love Jeri's Grill, Mexican food and burgers when they're high.


Mission South Shore Is The Only Chicago Dispensary Still Selling Recreationally Today

On Monday most shops cut off sales to preserve their supply for medical marijuana patients.

South Chicago, East Side

Will Buying Recreational Weed Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Gun Or FOID Card? No, State Officials Say

Despite rumors, there's no database tracking your legal pot purchases, a Chicago Police spokesman said.


Cannabis Amnesty Boxes Are Now In Chicago Airports To Dump Your Weed Before Flights

The boxes are "a waste of metal," joked comedian Hannibal Buress.

Midway, West Lawn

Chicago’s Closest Weed Dispensary To Indiana Brings Out The Hoosiers

For a state that's lured Illinois residents over the border for years for cheaper cigarettes and gasoline, it was now Indiana's turn to come to Illinois to buy.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Legal Recreational Weed Goes On Sale — And Chicagoans Line Up For Blocks In The Cold

The line outside Dispensary33 in Andersonville stretched for five blocks Wednesday morning as the legalization of recreational weed went into effect.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rapper Vic Mensa Wants To Open Cannabis Dispensary, Cultivation Facility On The South Side

Artist and activist Malcolm London is partnering with Mensa. They're hopeful black and brown people will have a “genuine, equal opportunity in securing a license statewide."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Black Aldermen Will Push To Stall Weed Sales Over Lack Of Black Dispensary Owners At Meeting Wednesday

Without Mayor Lightfoot's support, the proposal to push recreational weed sales back to July 1 is considered a long shot.


Caught Smoking Weed In Public? You Could Get $50 Fine Under City’s New Rules

City Council approved cutting the fines for possessing weed in public, which were previously as high as $500 for the first offense.


Legal Pot, Gambling, Bonds And Law Changes: Rahm Emanuel Makes His Case For Solving Pension Crisis (FULL TEXT)

"These are not things that just make a difference today, or tomorrow, but for generations," Emanuel said.


Tax Gas For Roads, Legalize Marijuana And Give Chicago A Casino To Pay Pensions, Rahm Asks

The outgoing mayor's proposal calls for earmarking all revenue from legalized marijuana and a casino for pension payments, sources said.