The Best Dispensaries In & Around Chicago

Important: This page has been updated to reflect how each dispensary is operating during Illinois' fight against COVID-19. We encourage you to contact the dispensaries directly if you have any questions about purchasing and receiving products as safely as possible. Stay healthy and stay high, Chicago!

Smoke it, toke it, blaze it–call it whatever you want.

Recreational marijuana is officially legal as of January 1st, 2020! So whether you're already a patient, or looking forward to enjoying some legal weed, we wanted to put together a list of the best dispensaries in–and around–Chicago. Enjoy responsibly.

Also, check out our curated list of discounted CBD products.

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Dispensary 33

5001 N. Clark St. - Andersonville

1152 W. Randolph St - West Loop

If you’re looking for a bit of history, Dispensary 33 was Chicago’s first-ever dispensary. A beautiful interior and wide range of high-quality products await you! Dispensary 33 is open for medical and recreational sales, and while they accept walk-ins, recreational users are strongly encouraged to make a reservation to guarantee a pick-up time and reduce exposure in the shop. All patrons should expect wait times according to safety guidelines upon arriving. 


GreenGate Chicago

7305 N. Rogers Ave. - Rogers Park

Open seven days a week, this adult and medical dispensary aims to provide personalized care to all of its patients in a welcoming environment. No matter the day GreenGate aims to provide its medical users with exceptional care. GreenGate patients can place online orders for curbside or in-store pickup through Leafly. 


Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary

436 N. Clark St. - River North

3812 N. Clark St. - Lakeview

1739 E. Golf Road - Schaumburg, IL

7955 W. Grand Ave. - Elmwood Park, IL

From Cresco Labs comes its first retail brand! Sunnyside aims to be more than a dispensary and more of a holistic wellness center. Each location has an area for customers to learn about products and how they fit into overall wellness plans from a friendly and knowledgeable staff. All locations are medical and recreational and currently accepting online orders.  


Consume Cannabis

6428 N. Milwaukee - Jefferson Park

1S130 Summit Avenue - Oakbrook Terrace, IL 

Consume Cannabis has four locations spread throughout Illinois and two in the Chicagoland area. Both medical and recreational users can stop into for an array of top-tier products from the medical recreational menu. You can even join the Consumer's Club to earn points and redeem rewards. Take a cannabis class to grow your knowledge of your favorite flower. Place your order online and visit the site for all the cannabis glory.



923 W. Weed St. - Lincoln Park

1137 W. 175th St. - Homewood, IL

2535 Veterans Dr. - Posen, IL

11425 S. Harlem St. - Worth, IL

8340 S. Roberts Rd. - Justice, IL

1413 W. North Ave. - Melrose Park

10,000 Skokie Blvd. - Skokie, IL

A new Curaleaf location opened its doors on November 12 and we couldn't be more excited about it! Curaleaf has a home-grown, welcoming vibe that promotes inclusivity within the world of recreational marijuana. The shop sells flower, vapes, extracts/oils, topicals, concentrates, edibles and so much more. You’ll find clean and modern facilities at each location, as well as well-trained and attentive staff. The new recreational use dispensary features high quality, hand-selected, locally-grown products and services. In addition to following all CDC social distancing guidelines to keep its new patrons safe, Curaleaf locations are implementing additional safety precautions like curbside pick-up increased cleaning frequency, ample hand sanitizer available in-store and employee safety education. 

All seven locations are open every day for medical patients and adult-use customers. Adult-use customers must order online and pre-select a time slot for pickup. 

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60 W. Superior - River North

5540 Park Place - Rosemont, IL

1816 S. Arlington Heights Road - Arlington Heights, IL

161 South Lincolnway, Suite 301 - North Aurora, IL

1335 Lakeside Drive, Unit 4 - Romeoville, IL

4104 North Columbus - Ottawa, IL

You’re guaranteed to find a clean, safe and peaceful environment at all Verilife dispensaries, plus a wide selection of products and superbly knowledgeable staff. Take it a step further with and become a member of the VeriVIP Rewards programMedical and recreational sales—by appointment—are available at Verilife's numerous Chicago area locations. Make a reservation online. 

Photo Via MOCA


2847 W. Fullerton Ave. - Logan Square 

216 W. Ohio St. - River North

MOCA–short for Modern Cannabis–aims not only to be a supplier of great products, but also an educator. The Logan Square location serves medical and recreational customers, while the River North location is recreational only. The shop offers “Get A Card” services at the Logan square location five days a week to help people submit their applications. Check it out! Modern Cannabis has an online resource and FAQ page set up for its recreational and medical use patients looking to schedule a pickup during COVID-19. 

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Midway Dispensary

5650 S. Archer Ave. - Midway

9820 S. Ridgeland Ave. - Chicago Ridge

Ever since 2016 Midway Dispensary has provided people with exceptional products. One of Chicago's first medical dispensaries is also now recreational! Located a couple of blocks near Midway Airport this spot encourages you to get high without hopping on a flight. Look through Midway Dispensary's Knowledge Center to prepare for your next lifted experience. No appointment is necessary but online ordering is preferred

ASCEND by Midway is now open as well, bringing the first adult-use dispensary to Chicago Ridge! Ascend by Midway features a wide selection of the highest quality flower, vapes, concentrates, edibles and topicals including its exclusive Ozone line of products—all available with a seamless online ordering system and friendly budtenders to help you find the right product. 

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New Age Care

2015 E Euclid Ave, Mt Prospect, IL

New Age Care gives quality curated cannabis to medical users in the Chicagoland area. This dispensary may be medical only but they have a passion for helping future patients apply for a medical card. Unhappy with your current dispensary? Find out how to switch to New Age Care online. 



1433 W. Fullerton Ave. - Addison, IL

You need a breakthrough cannabis experience. Hatch is a medical and recreational dispensary that specializes in providing expert patient care specialists and exclusive product selections. If you want to become a medical user you may apply for a medical card through Hatch's site. Need to move dispensaries? Medical users can make Hatch their dispensary online.  

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NuEra Chicago

1308 W. North Ave. - Wicker Park

NuEra (formerly NuMed) Cannabis dispensary celebrates the fact that legalization in Illinois didn't just change the laws on the books—it unleashed a whole new era of cannabis. An era in which cannabis is safer, higher quality and available in a greater variety than ever before. Visit their online menu to make a pre-order for a swift contactless purchase (now accepting debit!) at their flagship Chicagoland store. 

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Rise Dispensary

9621 N. Milwaukee - Niles, IL

2903 Colorado Ave - Joliet, IL

1627 Rock Creek Blvd - Joliet, IL

1700 Quincy Ave - Naperville, IL

270 N Randall Rd. - Lake in the Hills, IL

1325 Armour Blvd - Mundelein, IL

RISE believes that cannabis is for everyone. And no matter your lifestyle or level of wellness, there is a way for this humble plant to improve your well-being. That’s why making you comfortable and helping you feel informed is the foundation of every RISE store experience. Place an order online or pop into one of the many locations in Illinois.

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Maribis of Chicago

4570 S. Archer Ave. - Brighton Park

1137 S. Mannheim Rd. - Westchester, IL

2272 N. Grand Ave. E - Grandview, IL

You'll always find a great selection of products at one of the woman-owned and operated Maribis of Chicago as well as frequent deals and specials. With their three locations throughout the Chicagoland area Maribis serves a wide range of both medical and recreational users. Place online orders for pickup at Maribis on Leafly and Weedmaps.    

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Zen Leaf

222 S. Halsted - West Loop

1301 S Western Ave - Chicago, IL

1460 Old Skokie Valley Road - Highland Park IL

783 Butterfield Rd - Lombard, IL 

909 Lincoln Ave - Charleston, IL

740 IL Rte 59 - Aurora, IL

Since 2016 Zen Leaf has provided cannabis users with quality products. Today Zen Leaf serves both medical and recreational users in their different locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Whether you're attempting to become a new patient or enjoying the flower recreationally Zen Leaf has the spread for you.

photo via earthmed


852 South Westgate - Addison, IL

EarthMed staffs employees with backgrounds in healthcare and that are knowledgeable about the medical applications of cannabis, so you know you’re in good hands here. No appointment is needed at this Addison dispensary but online ordering is still available for both medical and adult-use patrons to cut down on time spent picking out and purchasing your products in-store. 



1132 Lake St. - Oak Park, IL

1804 Maple Ave. - Evanston, IL

MedMen's modern and welcoming storefronts in Oak Park and Evanston provide medical and recreational users with an array of products. Attend one of their workshops or coffee & cannabis chat events. MedMen's store pickup hours have been modified, but you can still place online orders for recreational-only products via Leafly. 


Mission Illinois

8554 S. Commercial Ave. - South Shore

Mission Illinois looks to provide a safe, inclusive and professional environment, as well as acts of community service, educational offerings, charitable donations and more. Medical patrons and recreational users are required to place orders online for pick up due to safety precautions.


Columbia Care IL

4758 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Jefferson Park

Columbia Care has over 50 facilities in operation or development in 15 markets, including the EU, so you better believe they know a thing or two about service and making sure their customers are taken care of. Columbia Care has different windows available for medical patients walk-ins, picks ups and recreational customers' pickups, and recommend online orders for a quick and safe pick-up option.


The Herbal Care Center

1301 S. Western Ave. - Tri-Taylor

You’ll find one of the largest and most diverse product selections at The Herbal Care Center including flower, edibles, concentrates and topicals. Place a medical or adult-use pre-order for pickup or schedule an appointment online.

Nature’s Care Company

810 W. Randolph St. - West Loop

975 Rohlwing Rd. - Rolling Meadows, IL

Helping patients feel better physically and emotionally is Nature’s Care Company’s mission. Both the Rolling Meadows and brand new West Loop locations have a staff of highly qualified patient care specialists and a substantial menu of products. Curbside pickup is available for medical patients only. Adult-use customers must pre-order online. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time. Find more info on Nature's Care's website.