- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
After Battling For Months, 2 Rival Weed Shops Score Licenses To Open On Same West Loop Block
The West Loop will soon have three pot shops on Randolph after state regulators awarded a license to two companies on the same day, effectively sidestepping the cannabis law.
New Weed Shop Opening On … Where Else? Chicago’s Weed Street
Windy City Cannabis will open its first dispensary in the city on the conveniently named street on Wednesday.
Aldermen Want More Time For Residents To Force A Ban On Weed Dispensaries In Some Neighborhoods
Two Gold Coast aldermen say it's been difficult for neighbors to gather signatures to create restricted weed zones during the state's stay at home order.
7 Weed Dispensaries And Farms Are On Ice For Now Amid Stay At Home Order
Weed businesses in need of a zoning change have been delayed as aldermen say it's been difficult to gather feedback because of coronavirus restrictions.
Third Weed Dispensary Wants To Open On Randolph — Across The Street From Another Planned Pot Shop
Dispensary 33 will pitch plans to West Loop neighbors at a virtual meeting on Zoom Monday night.
Illinois Weed Sales Show No Sign Of Slowing Down: $37 Million In April Despite Pandemic
Most dispensaries have restricted sales to online orders, but the state still saw its highest monthly sales total since January, the month weed went legal in Illinois.
State Delays Awarding 75 Weed Dispensary Licenses Promised To Increase Minority Ownership
The licenses aimed at prioritizing social equity owners in an industry dominated by white men won't be doled out May 1 as planned.
Cresco Labs Weed Workers Push To Unionize: It’s ‘Physically Impossible’ To Social Distance In Shops, Budtenders Say
In one case, a shop manager said wearing a mask could lead to increased risk of contracting coronavirus, an email shows.
Cresco Labs, MOCA Score Coveted Licenses To Open Weed Shops In River North
The state surprised by issuing two licenses for dispensaries at 436 N. Clark St. and 216 W. Ohio St. Friday.
Indoor Weed Farm Planned Near Pullman Gets Key City Approval
Developer Leon Walker is seeking a social-equity applicant to operate the indoor weed farm.
4 Weed Dispensaries Want To Open Within Blocks In River North, But Only 1 Will Be Allowed
Cresco Labs was the first to pitch their plan to open in the old Baton Club at 436 N. Clark St.
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."
‘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.
West Loop Alderman’s Message To Weed Dispensary Owners: Get A Black Partner Or Don’t Come To My Ward
The 11 firms permitted to sell weed on Jan. 1 in Chicago are all owned by white men. “We don’t want to have folks be sharecroppers," Burnett said.
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.
Dispensary Lottery So White: With No Black Owners In The Mix, Black Caucus Could Move To Stall Weed Sales
Amid the excitement of the city's first recreational dispensary lottery, some wonder if the legalizing weed will truly bring equity for all.