Category Archives: Illinois

First Recreational Cannabis Business Opens in Naperville

Recreational cannabis officially became for sale Thursday in Naperville with the grand opening of the city’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary. The former 3C Compassionate Care Center, located at 1700 Quincy Ave., has been rebranded as Rise Naperville by Green Thumb Industries Inc. The facility has been selling medicinal marijuana since 2016. “We believe that the […]

Cannabis According To Tommy Chong: ‘The Only Bad Weed Is No Weed’

Tommy Chong’s Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference debut started after a short, but fitting marijuana delay. “I’m a typical stoner,” the cannabis and comedy icon said Tuesday. “I forgot.” Chong, 82, and his comedy partner of a half-century, Cheech Marin, 74, announced in July that they have struck a deal with Five Point Holdings to open […]

Cannabis Cup Gets Underway for the First Time in Illinois

The Olympics of cannabis is underway in Illinois. The Cannabis Cup, well-known in the weed community as an imprimatur of quality, began Tuesday with the public buying samples to judge. Previously, the Cup has been held in marijuana strongholds from Amsterdam to Oregon, and featured celebrity judges like Snoop Dogg and Tommy Chong. This year, […]