New Year's Day will be a good day to be in Illinois if you like marijuana and you are an adult 21 and over with valid photo identification.
"On Jan. 1, 2020, as early as 6 a.m. Central Standard Time, the doors open on a new era for cannabis, as the Prairie State initiates commercial sales to all adults over 21 and older with valid ID," David Downs at Leafly writes.
Hope someone is carrying Jim Belushi's Blues Brothers Joints on January 1! Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
The United States' 11th legalization state is also the first to regulate retail sales through a legislative process. That makes this rollout among America's most fully baked, since it relies on the existing medical cannabis system to serve adult-use customers swiftly and reliably. (…) Thirty stores have state licenses to start adult-use sales on Jan. 1, 2020, and 27 are ready to go with local approval on opening day.
Here they are in a Leafly list:
Where to buy: Illinois dispensaries open New Year's Day
"#Illinois #cannabis dispensaries open New Year's Day for adult-use sales"https://t.co/mxs6JSZY3d
For fun Jan. 1: @revbrew #LegalHero ? + hot cookies ??. pic.twitter.com/GbgLKeL9j9
— David Downs (@davidrdowns) December 18, 2019