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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5001 N. Clark St. - Andersonville
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 at this dispensary. Dispensary 33 is open for medical and recreational sales, however, recreational users must register for a pre-order and all patrons should expect wait times safety guidelines upon arriving.
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3812 N. Clark St. - Lakeview
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, knowledgeable staff. Sunnyside's Lakeview location is currently accepting online orders (both recreational and medical) and expanding its hours to ensure the maximum pickup window. The dispensary has also opened up a dedicated space across the street to serve walk-in consultation patients who are 55 or older. Visit the website for full details.
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1739 E. Golf Road - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg's first adult-use dispensary is now open! Customers can also contact the dispensary to discuss products and what's best for their preferences. The emphasis is always on education here! Sunnyside's ninth area location offers online shopping for its live inventory and safe in-store pickup.
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2847 W. Fullerton Ave. - Logan Square
MOCA–short for Modern Cannabis–aims not only to be a supplier of great products, but also an educator. They frequently hold “Get A Card” educational events at all Emporium Arcade locations in Chicago, as well as the "Yes We Cann" cannabis market and symposiums. Check one 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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10,000 Skokie Blvd. - Skokie, IL
Greenhouse's new flagship dispensary is now open in Skokie. The 15,000-sq.-ft., two-floor location is the first Greenhouse dispensary to be recreational only and offers all Illinois raised cannabis. Shop online and place a preorder for pickup. You can also stop in to speak with a specialist if you're unsure of what products are best for you.
You’re guaranteed to find a clean, safe and peaceful environment at all Verilife dispensaries, plus a wide selection of products and superbly knowledgable staff. Medical and recreational sales—by appointment—are available at Verilife's Romeoville and Ottowa, Illinois, locations. Make a reservation online.
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1308 W. North Ave. - Bucktown
With a few different locations throughout Illinois, NuMed is focused on a clinical and compassionate approach to providing pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis. NuMed is offering medical and adult-use sales for pick up only. Visit its online menu to make a selection.
1700 Quincy Ave., Unit 103 - Naperville, IL
3C Compassionate Care Center donates 20% of all profits to research efforts to cure neurological conditions such as SCI, MS, ALS and others. That’s something we think everyone can get behind. Both 3C's Naperville and Joliet locations only sell medical marijuana for online ordering. See menus for both dispensaries here.
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436 N. Clark St. - River North
The downtown area's first dispensary has arrived. Place an online order through its website, wait for a text notifying you that your order is ready, check in at the dispensary's Guest Experience Center (22 W. Hubbard St.) and wait to be escorted into the dispensary by the Sunnyside Wellness Advisors to get your goods. The final step: Return home and enjoy your pickup.
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923 W. Weed St. - Lincoln Park
Windy City on Weed Street is now open! 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, Windy City is implementing additional safety precautions like increased cleaning frequency, ample hand sanitizer available in-store and employee safety education.
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7305 N. Rogers Ave. - Rogers Park
Open seven days a week, this medical-only dispensary aims to provide personalized care to all of its patients in a welcoming environment. GreenGate patients can place online orders for pickup through Leafly.
8554 S. Commercial Ave. - South Shore
Mission 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 asked to place orders online to cut down on your time inside the dispensary.
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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.
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Windy City Cannabis1137 W. 175th St. - Homewood, IL
2535 Veterans Dr. - Posen, IL
11425 S. Harlem St. - Worth, IL
8340 S. Roberts Rd. - Justice, IL
Not only does Windy City Cannabis offer a wide array of products, but also a wide range of locations with four spread across the Chicagoland area. You’ll find clean and modern facilities at each location, as well as well-trained and attentive staff. All four 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.
975 Rohlwing Rd. - Rolling Meadows, IL
Helping patients feel better physically and emotionally, that is Nature’s Care Company’s mission. One that it is accomplishing with their 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.
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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.
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1132 Lake St. - Oak Park, IL
Check out MedMen's modern and welcoming storefront in Oak Park, or 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.
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4570 S. Archer Ave. - Brighton Park
You'll always find a great selection of products at Maribis of Chicago as well as frequent deals and specials. Place online orders for pickup at Maribis on Leafly and Weedmaps.
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7955 W. Grand Ave. - Elmwood Park, IL
As part of Cresco Labs' first line of retail locations, Sunnyside dispensary in Elmwood Park is your resource for finding wellness products for all walks of life. Shop adult-use and medical products online for pickup at Sunnyside's Elmwood Park location.
852 South Westgate - Addison, IL
EarthMed staffs employees with backgrounds in healthcare and that are knowledgable 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.