Chicago's First Marijuana Dispensary Opens Wednesday
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Unfortunately for garden-variety stoners, the dispensary will only let in customers with a caregiver or patient ID card, as well as a valid government-issued ID. Still, the premises will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. all week to accommodate demand. "We assume it's going to be very, very, very busy, based on the number of phone calls we've been fielding,” he said.
In fact, Park was so aware of the coming crowds that he wouldn’t name any specific strains in stock, worried a press shoutout would make the strain sell out. (He promised all the strands have “very fun names,” though.)
The dispensary should be easy to spot. “We’re not hidden," Park said. "We’re in a normal storefront."
Its exterior sounds roughly like a boutique's, as does its interior. Park says the space has a “retail aesthetic,” with 1900s-style botanic murals, and a paper art installation from artist and INDO founder Linsey Rosen.