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US Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, and the long lines continue

23:40  02 january  2020
23:40  02 january  2020 Source:   chicagotribune.com

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Customers spent almost $3.2 million on legal weed in Illinois on Wednesday, the state’s first day of recreational marijuana sales.

a group of people that are standing in the street: People wait in line in the 4900 block of North Clark Street to shop at Dispensary33 on Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago.© John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS People wait in line in the 4900 block of North Clark Street to shop at Dispensary33 on Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago.

The state said more than 77,000 customers bought products at dispensaries. Marijuana shops around the state were again greeted with long lines of people eager to buy legal weed Thursday.

The lines are expected to persist well through the weekend. Most marijuana stores have implemented buying limits due to a statewide shortage of flower, or the dried buds that can be smoked. More product shipments will continue to come into the shops, but the pickings might remain slim at some dispensaries.

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Peter Guardalabene, left, offers free doughnuts to people waiting in line to shop at Dispensary33, 5001 N. Clark St., on  Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago.© John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS Peter Guardalabene, left, offers free doughnuts to people waiting in line to shop at Dispensary33, 5001 N. Clark St., on Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago.

“I can’t imagine they (the lines) are ever going to be as long as they were yesterday,” said Kris Krane, president and co-founder of 4Front Ventures, which owns Mission South Shore dispensary in the South Chicago neighborhood. “But I do imagine we’re going to have lines just for the foreseeable future.”

a close up of a woman: Dispensary agent Lea Oblena wears a temporary tattoo of a marijuana plant while helping a customer at Dispensary33, in the 5000 block of  North Clark Street in Chicago, on Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago. The cannabis store opened for business to sell recreational weed at 6 a.m.© John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS Dispensary agent Lea Oblena wears a temporary tattoo of a marijuana plant while helping a customer at Dispensary33, in the 5000 block of North Clark Street in Chicago, on Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago. The cannabis store opened for business to sell recreational weed at 6 a.m.

Before Mission opened Thursday, the line stretched down the side of the building. Other Chicago dispensaries had lines that snaked down blocks and around corners, and downstate, lines reached through parking lots and into fields.

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Thirty-seven dispensaries are selling recreational weed in Illinois, including nine in Chicago.

a group of people sitting at a table in front of a computer: Brian Hopkins, left, smokes a joint containing legally purchased marijuana along with friend Joseph Weaver at his home in Calumet City on Jan. 1, 2020.  The marijuana was purchased at the Mission Dispensary store in Chicago.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS Brian Hopkins, left, smokes a joint containing legally purchased marijuana along with friend Joseph Weaver at his home in Calumet City on Jan. 1, 2020. The marijuana was purchased at the Mission Dispensary store in Chicago.

Hundreds of people flocked to Cresco Lab’s Sunnyside Lakeview dispensary Thursday morning, said spokesman Jason Erkes.

Brian Hopkins lights up a joint containing legal marijuana at his home in Calumet City on Jan. 1, 2020. The marijuana was purchased at the Mission Dispensary store in Chicago.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS Brian Hopkins lights up a joint containing legal marijuana at his home in Calumet City on Jan. 1, 2020. The marijuana was purchased at the Mission Dispensary store in Chicago.

“Our lines at 10 a.m. this morning rivaled exactly what we saw yesterday, and we’re ramped up for day two,” he said.

More to come.

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Long lines on first day of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois

  Long lines on first day of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois By 6 a.m. at Rise Dispensaries in Mundelein, the line was already several-hours long. And it would only continue to grow on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Illinois. “Last time I waited in line this long was for my draft notice,” Mike Hecke said, an Illinois resident who used to live in Wisconsin. The day was long-planned by dozens of dispensaries that would open their doors to anyone. After a quick ID check, people were brought into the showroom to order and leave with marijuana products in a childproof bag. “Just crazy that I’m sitting here buying weed legally,” Ryan Setmeyer said. “It’s great.

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a hand holding a fruit: Glenn Perkins shows off a container containing legally purchased marijuana at a home in Calumet City on Jan. 1, 2020.  The marijuana was purchased at the Mission Dispensary store in Chicago.© Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS Glenn Perkins shows off a container containing legally purchased marijuana at a home in Calumet City on Jan. 1, 2020. The marijuana was purchased at the Mission Dispensary store in Chicago.

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