Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Top Chicago Recreational Dispensaries

As of January 2020, Illinois is officially the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

While Illinois recreational dispensaries are sure to begin popping up everywhere in no time, currently only medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to sell recreational cannabis in Illinois. 

Nearly 30% of these medical marijuana dispensaries are located in the Chicago area. This list will give you a great place to start when searching for recreational dispensaries in Chicagoland.

Columbia Care Illinois

Columbia Care Illinois is a medical marijuana dispensary located in Chicago that now offers recreational weed. The dispensary is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also offers online order pickups. For medical marijuana users, Columbia Care Illinois provides virtual care appointments.  

Brands that Columbia Care Illinois carries include Verano, Ieso, and Nature's Grace and Wellness. A few user favorites from the Columbia Care Illinois menu include PTS Chill Pill, Revolution Super Goobies, Encore Edibles milk chocolate bars, Sweet Relief Hard Sweets, Nature's Grace and Wellness Apple Jack Joos disposable vape, and Ieso Mag Landrace Sauce Cartridge vape. Stop by today at 4758 North Milwaukee Avenue.


Sunnyside is a modern medical dispensary that now offers recreational cannabis for purchase. Located at 3812 North Clark Street in Chicago, Sunnyside is a national retail brand that's part of the Cresco Labs company. This company is dedicated to providing cannabis users with the highest-quality products that can improve their lives. All purchases made at Sunnyside help the SEED initiative, which strives to educate and provide the necessary skills to those in the cannabis industry. 

When you arrive at Sunnyside, you'll be greeted by a wellness advisor who can help you find the perfect product for your needs and preferences. After you check in, you can browse the shop and ask your wellness advisor questions or even meet with them for a full consult. Brands that Sunnyside carries include Cresco Labs, Ozone, IGF, and Verano. A few favorites on the Sunnyside cannabis menu include Mindy's Edibles Honey Sweet Melon Gummy Pouch, GTI Incredibles Red Licorice Gummies, Verano Menta Tangerine mints, Verano Berry Gelato vape, Cresco Labs Good News Brunch disposable pen, and Verano Goldleaf Grapefruit Haze traveler vape.

Dispensary 33

Dispensary 33 is a Chicago medical and recreational marijuana dispensary that is committed to providing only the highest-quality cannabis products to its customers. This dispensary works hard to ensure customers are informed on their options and that they are equipped with the knowledge needed to select the best cannabis products for their needs and unique tastes. 

Dispensary 33 has a revolving menu that is regularly updated with new products for customers to try. Brands carried at this dispensary include Grassroots, Bedford Grow, Revolution, Cresco Labs, and Verano. A few of the many marijuana products you can choose from include Mindy's Artisanal Gummies (multiple flavors), GTI Incredibles "Mile High Mint" chocolate bar, Revolution Super Goobies fruit chews, Revolution French Vanilla infused syrup, Revolution Bermuda Triangle OG vape cartridge, and Revolution Gorilla'd Cheese live resin. Dispensary 33 is located at 5001 North Clark Street in Chicago and is open Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

MOCA - Modern Cannabis Recreational Weed Center

MOCA is a modern medical and recreational marijuana dispensary located in the heart of Logan Square in Chicago. The MOCA team ensures that each product is carefully selected so that the dispensary only offers the best available cannabis on the market to its customers. MOCA is regularly involved with various community events and offers a unique and fresh experience to its customers.

You can choose from a wide variety of marijuana products when you visit MOCA, with some of their top cannabis brands being Ascend, Cresco Labs, GTI, Ieso, and Revolution. Menu options include flower, pre-rolled joints, wax, live resin, sap, oil pens and cartridges, tinctures, candies, chocolate products, infused oils and butters, and capsules. Stop by MOCA today at 2847 West Fullerton Avenue.


RISE is a medical and recreational marijuana dispensary in Chicago that strives to provide a personalized experience for every customer who walks through its doors. RISE's expert team of cannabis specialists carefully curate marijuana products that are specific to each person's needs and preferences. RISE applies a rigorous application of data to inform its approach to cannabis cultivation and uses innovative horticultural methods to grow the highest-quality marijuana possible. 

Cannabis products offered at RISE include topicals, capsules, flower, vapes, edibles, and pre-rolls. A few favorites on their menu include Incredibles microdosed fruit tarts, Rhythm Blueberry Headband vape cartridge, Avexia hybrid lavender bath salts, Verano G Purps hybrid cartridge, and Ieso hybrid Agent Orange vape cartridge. RISE is located at 1325 Armour Blvd. in Mundelein, Illinois, and is open Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


MedMen is a large marijuana dispensary company that has 19 facilities throughout the nation. This company has set the bar for excellence when it comes to marijuana quality and works hard to ensure that every customer finds the most ideal cannabis product for their unique preferences. The MedMen retail shop offers a comfortable and modern shopping experience, and the MedMen cannabis specialists are eager to help each client who walks through its doors.

A few of the many brands that MedMen offers include Cresco Labs, Ieso, Progressive Treatment Solutions, and Verano. MedMen offers a variety of cannabis products, with a few customer favorites being the Cresco Labs Katsu Bubba Kush, Cresco Labs Lime Skunk Live Resin, Progressive Treatment Solutions Tonic Mandarin Orange drink, Ieso gummy sour neon smileys, Ieso taco seasoning mix, and Verano Menta wildberry mints.

Check out MedMen today at 1132 Lake Street in Oak Park. MedMen is open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We can't wait to hear about your recreational marijuana experience at these dispensaries!

Let us know which dispensary you enjoyed the most over at Salvi Media or check out what luxury cannabis looks like before you enjoy marijuana in Illinois.