Several Chicago Cannabis Dispensaries Halt Adult-Use Sales Due to Supply Issues
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Several Chicago Cannabis Dispensaries Halt Adult-Use Sales Due to Supply Issues

Several retailers were unable to sell product to adult-use customers Jan. 6.

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January 6, 2020

At least six Chicago cannabis dispensaries closed their doors to adult-use customers Jan. 6 due to supply issues, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

Only 10 of the city’s 11 cannabis retailers have been granted licenses to sell to the newly legal adult-use market, the news outlet reported, and four of the stores—MOCA in Logan Square, NuMed in West Town, Zen Leaf in Norwood Park and The Herbal Care Center on the Near West Side—indicated that they were sold out of product or had limited supply, and were focused exclusively on selling to the medical market Monday. Maribis of Chicago in Brighton Park plans to remain closed to adult-use customers until February, Chicago Sun-Times reported.

A spokesman for Cresco Labs told the news outlet that four of the company’s Sunnyside* Dispensaries in Lake View, Elmwood Park, Rockford and Champaign would be closed Jan. 6  “to reset and give the staff that has worked five 14-hour days straight a break.” The shops are slated to reopen Jan. 7.

Other retailers are placing limits on adult-use sales, according to Chicago Sun-Times; Dispensary 33 in Uptown was serving only a limited number of adult-use customers Jan. 6, while Mission in South Chicago implemented a $300 spending limit on adult-use sales.

Illinois saw nearly $3.2 million in adult-use cannabis sales Jan. 1, the first day of sales.