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New Weed Law Will Bring More Black And Brown Entrepreneurs Into The Fold — And More Dispensaries To South And West Sides, Applicants Hope

Under the bill, passed by the state General Assembly over the weekend, 190 dispensary licenses will be awarded, with a focus on social equity applicants.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Weed Dispensary Wants To Open In The Gold Coast, But Neighbors And Bar Owners Say It’s A Bad Fit For The Neighborhood

The Zoning Board of Appeals will consider a permit request for the dispensary Friday.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Weed Dispensary Planned For Old Bucktown Emissions Testing Site Aims To Put The ‘Park Back In Parking Lot’

Once the center of a traffic nightmare, a developer aims to swap parking at the Webster Avenue facility for new trees.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Curbside Weed Sales Allowed For Medical Patients Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Several dispensaries, including Dispensary33 in Andersonville, announced this week they were suspended recreational weed sales to prioritize medical patients.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Gold Coast Aldermen Want To Block 2 Weed Dispensaries From Opening In The Neighborhood

It could be a test case for their aldermanic power, as the Zoning Board of Appeals ruling on dispensaries is an independent board.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

4 Weed Dispensaries On An Expensive But Uncertain ‘Collision Course’ To Open In Prized River North

Dispensaries can't open with 1,500 feet of each other. But that's not stopping four different groups from spending money on River North spots that could be rejected.


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

Dispensary33 Wants To Open Weed Shop On West Loop’s Restaurant Row

The Andersonville-based dispensary is not alone in seeking to open in the West Loop.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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.


2 Indoor Weed Farms Proposed On South Side As Midway Dispensary Moves To Expand

If approved, the indoor weed farms proposed in Auburn Gresham and Park Manor could compete with another facility being pitched near Pullman.

Midway, West Lawn

How Hot Is The Cannabis Industry? Thousands Crowd Into City’s First Resource Fair Looking To Break Into The Business

How to expand the industry's diversity was a recurring topic as budding entrepreneurs lined up to snag future licenses to sell recreational weed in Chicago.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Massive Wrigleyville Weed Dispensary Planned For Barleycorn Approved By City Council

Cresco Labs, which is billing the dispensary as "one of the largest dispensaries in the world," still needs a special-use permit before it can open.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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

West Loop Weed: Natural Care Company To Pitch Neighbors On Randolph Street Dispensary

The company will host a community meeting on at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the West Loop.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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.


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

Is Your Weed Shop Open? All But One Dispensary Closed To Recreational Customers After Supply Wiped Out

Seven-hour lines, high taxes and low supply have some Chicagoans going back to their weed dealer.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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