Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries issued licenses to sell weed, including 10 in Chicago

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Friday, January 3, 2020
Recreational marijuana dispensary 'same-site' licenses issued; 3 in Chicago
Looking to buy weed in Illinois? Here's what you need to know.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dozens of recreational marijuana dispensary licenses have been issued in Illinois, including the first "secondary site" adult use cannabis license. They will be the first to offer recreational sales on January 1, 2020.

RELATED: Illinois Weed Legalization Guide

The licenses are all subject to local zoning rules and other local laws, which means dispensaries like 3C Compassionate Care Center in Naperville will not be offering adult-use recreational sales even with their license, since Naperville voted to ban the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. Some dispensaries with same-site licenses have also opted to delay recreational sales and continue operating as medical only for the time being. Check with your local dispensary to ensure they are offering recreational sales.

Ten of the dispensaries are in Chicago. Others are in various locations around the state. Not all of the municipalities in which the dispensaries are located have made a final decision on whether or not to allow recreational sales.

RELATED: Illinois Weed Legalization Guide: Will your city or town sell marijuana?

The medical dispensaries that have been issued same-site licenses are also allowed under the law to open a second, recreational-only dispensary at a separate location. So far, the only "secondary site" license to be issued is for Rise - Joliet in the south suburb.

In 2020, the state of Illinois will issue 75 adult use cannabis licenses to new applicants, including social equity applicants.

The dispensaries that have received same-site licenses are:


Columbia Care

4758 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60630


5001 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60640

The Herbal Care Center

1301 South Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60608

Maribis of Chicago

4570 South Archer Avenue

Chicago, IL 60632


3812 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613

Midway Dispensary

5648 South Archer Avenue

Chicago, IL 60638

Mission Illinois

8554 South Commercial Avenue

Chicago, IL 60617

MOCA Modern Cannabis

2847 West Fullerton Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

NuMed Chicago

1308 West North Avenue

Chicago IL 60642

Zen Leaf Chicago

6428 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60631


Rise - Mundelein

1325 Armour Boulevard

Mundelein, IL 60060

New Age Care

2015 East Euclid Avenue

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Mount Prospect has opted out of recreational sales. New Age Care continues to operate as a medical dispensary.

PDI Medical Dispensary

1623 Barclay Boulevard

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

PDI will remain a medical dispensary only for now and adult-use will begin later in 2020.

MME - Evanston

1804 Maple Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201


3C Compassionate Care Center - Naperville

1700 Quincy Ave #103

Naperville, IL 60431

Naperville has opted out of recreational marijuana sales. 3C Compassionate Care Center continues to operate as a medical dispensary.


852 South Westgate Street

Addison, IL 60101


7953 West Grand Avenue

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Seven Point

1132 Lake Street

Oak Park, IL 60301

Verilife - Arlington Heights

1816 South Arlington Heights Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Arlington Heights opted out of recreational marijuana sales. Verilife continues to operate as a medical dispensary.

Verilife - North Aurora

161 S. Lincolnway, Suite 301

North Aurora, IL 60542

Zen Leaf St. Charles

3714 Illinois Avenue

St. Charles, IL 60174

Zen Leaf St. Charles is not yet selling recreational marijuana. Recreational sales may start later this year.


3C Compassionate Care Center - Joliet

1627 Rock Creek Boulevard

Joliet, IL 60431

Greenhouse Group

2400 W. US Route 6

Morris, IL 60450

Rise - Joliet

**Adult Use Only; Secondary Site**

2903 Colorado Ave.

Joliet, IL 60431

Verilife - Ottawa

4104 Columbus Street

Ottawa, IL 61350

Verilife - Romeoville

1335 Lakeside Drive, Unit 4

Romeoville, IL 60446

Windy City Cannabis Club

1137 W. 175th St.

Homewood, IL 60430

Windy City Cannabis Club

2535 Veterans Dr.

Posen, IL 60469

Windy City Cannabis Club

11425 S. Harlem Ave.

Worth, IL 60425

Windy City Cannabis Club

8340 S. Roberts Rd.

Justice, IL 60458


The Clinic Effingham

1101 Ford Avenue Suite C

Effingham, IL 62401


8195 Express Drive

Marion, IL 62959

HCI Alternatives - Collinsville

1014 Eastport Plaza Drive

Collinsville, IL 62234

HCI Alternatives - Springfield

628 East Adams Street

Springfield, IL 62701

Herbal Remedies Dispensary

4440 Broadway Street, Suite 1

Quincy, IL 62305

Maribis of Springfield

2272 North Grand Avenue East

Grandview, IL 62702

Mapleglen Care Center

4777 Stenstrom Road

Rockford, IL 61109


2696 McFarland Road

Rockford, IL 61107

Nature's Treatment

973 Tech Drive

Milan, IL 61264

NuMed East Peoria

504 Riverside Drive

East Peoria, IL 61611

NuMed Urbana

105 East University Avenue

Urbana, IL 61801

Phoenix Botanical Dispensary

1704 South Neil Street C

Champaign, IL 61820

Rise - Canton

3104 North Main Street

Canton, IL 61520

Thrive Anna

87 Richview Dr.

Anna, IL 62906

Thrive Harrisburg

105 Veterans Drive

Harrisburg, IL 62946

Trinity Compassionate Care Centers

3125 N. University St. Ste. B

Peoria, IL 61604

This list will be updated when more same-site licenses are issued by the state.