Skip to comments.One month to go until recreational weed becomes legal in Illinois. Here’s what you need to know.
Posted on 11/30/2019 6:29:27 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
When the most popular medical marijuana dispensary in Chicago begins selling recreational pot on New Years Day, it will operate like a busy restaurant. Dispensary 33 plans to take names from those in line and page customers by phone when they can get in.
The North Side cannabis shop will take that unusual step due to the huge crowds expected when weed sales become legal under state law at 6 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020. The celebration will be similar to the unofficial pot holiday of April 20, or 4/20, when a Dispensary 33 street fest and special deals this year drew 800 medical marijuana customers, marketing manager Abigail Watkins said. Itll be like 4/20 every day, she said.
Statewide, that pent-up demand is expected to hit like rush-hour traffic too much for the system to handle at once. With marijuana legalization in Illinois a month away, the clock is still ticking on a host of changes that need to be made to accommodate that momentous shift. Growers have expanded, dispensaries have remodeled and lawmakers have fine-tuned the law.
Weed activists and opponents alike are wondering if the state and industry will pull everything together in time for a smooth rollout. Potentially, all 55 existing medical dispensaries would be eligible to open retail stores on their current sites as well as at second sites. But regulators have licensed only 29 stores so far to serve an estimated 1 million pot users so officials expect long lines and sold-out products.
The tight supply means that weed is likely to be relatively expensive, industry trackers predict. Illinois already has some of the highest-priced medical cannabis in the country, averaging around $18 a gram and $300 an ounce, according to marijuanarates.com.
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Already discussing social justice in the marijuana biz.
Great, so people in the not so great state of Illinois will cease to care that it is going down the drain
All part of the conditioning. While kleptocrapts rob taxpayers blind and push pedophilia in schools, the masses will be in a stupor.
It goes on sale in Michigan starting tomorrow. Few stores in the state have been licensed so far, so long lines are expected. All are in Ann Arbor. Others around the state are expected over time.
It’s happening all over the country and not just in lib states like Illinois.
There’s even a hefty percentage of FReepers who’d applaud this move.
They don’t even care to consider the fallout.
This is a grand fantastic opportunity.
We can enact draconian drug laws in Texas with a three year loss of EBT administratively for the first offence and our potheads will self deport to Colorado and Illinois taking their welfare brats and their layabout baby daddies and baby mommas with them.
I like it.
“Heyyyy, maaaannnnn, our economy’s collapsing!”
It’s what that shyt does to you.
Here is what you REALLY need to know.
1) It wont bring in the money that was projected
2) Drug addiction WILL go up
3) Teens will start earlier using drugs
4) Other overdoses will increase putting a strain on the ER hospitals, EMT and police services.
5) Related crimes will increase - homelessness, prostitution, assaults, robberies, etc.
6) areas around pot shops and grow houses will stink ... alot
A “gram” is better than a damn.
This is one of the byproducts of bad collegiate education.
Marijuana legalization is one of the most popular speech topics for college students for decades.
Now they are obsessed with having it despite its demonstrated bad effects.
People will buy it from their local dealer ,cheaper and no tax just like other places that legalized it
There are two things you need to know:
1) This stuff is strong
I forget the other thing.
And reparations begins!!!!
I saw what projected prices were in ILL and they were eye-watering. My guess is that legalization will improve the quantity and quality of illegal drugs. Capitalism works!
What kills me is that potheads are generally the same people who would scream in public if someone smoked a cigarette within 200 feet of them.
Yeah, they don’t realize that “legal” marijuana laws will be used to seize guns from gun owners.
Yeah over a billion since 2014 and it's doled out by a grant process.
Yeah, a gateway drug. I know a guy that's been smoking close to 50 years and he's wondering when he's going to get that itch to try heroin or fetanyl because right now he wouldn't touch them
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