Photo by Dina Avila
The city has quickly been developing a reputation as the Smokey City.
While Chicago may be known as the Windy City, since recreational marijuana was legalized in Illinois in 2020, the city has quickly been developing a reputation as the Smokey City, a city with a bustling cannabis market.
With so many new dispensaries popping up, it can be hard to keep up and figure out which are the best. This is especially true in a city as bustling and vibrant as Chicago, where it can be tough to keep up with the latest and greatest businesses in any field. Never fear, though! We’ve got you covered with our list of the best weed dispensaries in Chicago.
So whether you’re a Windy City native or just visiting for a while, be sure to check out these top-notch dispensaries for all your cannabis needs. And who knows? Maybe you’ll even discover a new favorite strain while you’re at it.
Photo courtesy of Dispensary 33
Dispensary 33 is one of the most popular dispensaries in Chicago. Founded in 2015 as the first medical marijuana dispensary in Chicago, Dispensary 33 currently has two dispensaries in the city.
In their Andersonville location, they sell both medical and recreational products, while in their West Loop location, they only sell recreational marijuana products. Regardless of which store you go to, however, you will find a wide variety of high-quality cannabis products, including flowers, edibles, concentrates, and topicals.
They also have a wide range of prices (while still being competitive) and a rewards program and card, so you can find something that fits your budget. Dispensary 33 is also known for its friendly staff, who are always willing to help you find the right product for your needs. If you’re looking for a great dispensary in Chicago, be sure to check out Dispensary 33!
5001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
West Loop Location
1152 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
With over 50 locations nationwide, Sunnyside Cannabis dispensary is one of the largest dispensary chains in the country.
With two locations in Chicago that sell both medical and recreational cannabis, Sunnyside offers a wide variety of products, ranging from flower to tincture, beverages to pre-rolls, edibles to vapes, and everything in between.
They also offer accessories such as resin carts, vape pens, and even sweatshirts. Sunnyside prides itself on its commitment to quality products and customer service and only sells products that have been lab-tested and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
They also offer a wide range of services to help their customers choose the right product for their needs. What really sets Sunnyside apart, however, is its mission. Simply put, their mission is to educate people about how marijuana can be a part of their wellness program. They are not just selling a product to people who want it. They are trying to improve people’s wellness. Sunnyside also has a loyalty program that rewards its customers for returning to the dispensary.
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary currently has two locations in Chicago, one in Wrigleyville/Lakeview and the other in River North.
3524 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
River North Location
436 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
Photo courtesy of Curaleaf
Curaleaf is one of the largest Cannabis companies in the country, with over 100 local dispensaries across the country.
Though each store is different, the Curaleaf dispensary in Chicago is a purely adult-use store. They sell cannabis products, including dry flowers, pre-rolls, oils, tinctures, topicals, and edibles. Curaleaf also has a wide selection of CBD products. What really distinguishes Curaleaf is its dual approach to social good and education.
Firstly, Curaleaf is committed to improving the country and the lives of all those within it. In addition to a social justice commitment, they run the Veteran Cannabis Project, which lobbies for unrestricted cannabis access to veterans to help them cope with chronic pain.
Curaleaf also offers a variety of educational resources on its website, as well as a loyalty program for returning customers. All of this is part of Curaleaf’s dedication to helping its patients live healthier and happier lives.
923 W Weed Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Founded in 2020, Consumer Cannabis is a small but growing marijuana company that offers both medical and recreational products.
In 11 locations nationwide, including one in Chicago, they offer a wide variety of strains and a knowledgeable staff of budtenders who can help you find the perfect one for your needs. They also have a great selection of edibles and other products, and their prices are very competitive.
Also, Consume Cannabis offers curbside pickup for their medical marijuana customers. In addition to their sales, Consume Cannabis offers free cannabis education classes to the general population on topics such as “Cannabis 101,” “Chronic Pain and Cannabis,” and edibles.
This is in line with their founding belief in the power of education and their aim to ensure that everyone who purchases a product from them is knowledgeable about what they have purchased. In fact, if you go to their classes, you even receive $10 off in loyalty points, which you spend in-store. If you’re looking for a dispensary in Chicago, be sure to check out Consumer Cannabis.
6428 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
There are many dispensaries in Chicago, but Mission is one of the best. Located in South Chicago, they sell both medical and recreational cannabis products that are high quality, and they have a variety of strains to choose from.
Whether you are looking for edibles, topicals, strains such as Indica or Sativa, or something else entirely, Mission has you covered. They want to make sure that you find the perfect strain for your needs, and they will help you every step of the way. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, Mission will take care of you.
Their team of experts carefully selects each strain they sell, and they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And they always have lots of specials to choose from. Check ‘em out, and you won’t be disappointed; it’s their mission to make you happy.
8554 S Commercial Ave
Chicago, Il 60617