Monday December 30, 2019

Updated on 1/7/2020

By Michael Walters

List of Illinois Recreational Dispensaries Open on January 1st News

After a great year of progress for the cannabis industry, the good news keeps rolling on with a new recreational market opening up in 2020. That’s right, Illinois, the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, will officially commence adult use cannabis sales beginning January 1, 2020. This historic occasion is sure to be ripe with support from consumers all around the state looking to purchase cannabis legally for the first time.

NOTICE: Due to strong demand and a successful first five days of recreational sales (totalling in over $10 million), many dispensaries are dealing with supply shortages. As a result, some stores have chosen to halt recreational sales for several days. Be sure to call the dispensary you're planning on visiting before you go to avoid any issues and ensure they're open to recreational customers.

Illinois Adult Use Marijuana Dispensaries Open on First Day of Sales

As we’ve seen in other states with newly launched recreational markets, finding where to purchase products legally on day one can be a bit tricky. Don’t worry though, the experts at PotGuide have compiled a list of all the dispensaries that will be open for recreational sales on January 1st. So, take a look below and find the closest dispensary near you – happy shopping!

If it’s your first time visiting a recreational cannabis dispensary, check out the helpful video below!

Addison

Anna

Buffalo Grove

Canton

Champaign

Chicago

Collinsville

East Peoria

Effingham

Elmwood Park

Evanston

Harrisburg

Homewood

Joliet

Justice

Marion

Milan

Mundelein

North Aurora

Ottawa

Posen

Quincy

Rockford

Romeoville

Springfield

Urbana

Worth


Are you planning on visiting any recreational dispensaries in Illinois? Let us know your experiences in the comments below.

Photo Credit: Antonio Gabola (license)


Michael Walters Michael Walters

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric, Michael started his journey in the cannabis industry managing content, communications, and technical writing for one of Colorado's largest dispensary chains. In 2016, Michael pivoted to the ancillary sector to become PotGuide's Content Manager and is now responsible for overseeing all of PotGuide’s editorial endeavors and content marketing strategies.

With a life-long passion for cannabis knowledge and education, Michael devoted himself to becoming a subject matter expert on marijuana at an early age. Now, Michael has worked in the marijuana industry for over four years helping break down negative stigma and promoting safe cannabis practices. An avid consumer himself, Michael has worked tirelessly to improve content marketing strategies for cannabis businesses and is devoted to creating meaningful content that is useful to a wide variety of marijuana consumers. Follow Michael on LinkedIn and Instagram for updates and insights.



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