Windy City expects to apply for recreational marijuana license

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Homewood dispensary Windy City Cannabis expects to apply for a license to sell recreational or adult use marijuana, CEO Steve Weisman told The Chronicle.

Homewood authorized a three % tax on the sale of recreational marijuana in September and a zoning ordinance to let for these sales earlier this month. 

In June, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill to legalize recreational sales to adults more than 21. The state law goes into impact on Jan. 1, 2020.

Weisman mentioned Windy City expects to apply for a recreational sale license quickly. Applications are due to the state in between Dec. 10 and Jan. two.

After that license is authorized, Windy City Cannabis recreational use shoppers can anticipate a comparable practical experience to the a single health-related individuals get at the dispensary at 1137 175th St. now, just without having the important health-related card. An ID to prove the consumer is more than 21 will be expected, even though.

“Once inside the waiting space, there will be employees there to support guide new shoppers by means of the menu and ordering method and answer any concerns the consumer might have. We comprehend this will be a new practical experience for a majority of our shoppers and we are excited to support and educate,” Weisman mentioned. 

A new on the net pre-order technique is getting place collectively, as effectively.

“(Pre-ordering) will let (shoppers) to self-educate and study purchases at their leisure and then come into the retailer when their order is prepared, minimizing prospective wait occasions,” Weisman mentioned.

Windy City opened in January 2016. It was the very first dispensary for Windy City, which also has areas in Posen, Worth and Justice. Every single place will will need its personal license for adult use sales.

A couple of hires will be produced to reflect the anticipated improve in demand, Weisman mentioned.

“Our objective of getting a superior consumer practical experience will not alter,” he mentioned. “We will bring the similar care whether or not we are serving a health-related patient or recreational shoppers. This starts with a effectively-educated and knowledgeable employees.”

The safety employees will improve, as effectively. 

Wesiman mentioned some physical modifications will be produced to the developing, but didn’t get into specifics. The dispensary currently attributes bulletproof glass, bullet-resistant walls, surveillance and other protective measures. The cannabis is kept inside a vault with a huge safety door.

Absolutely nothing will alter on the health-related use side of issues. Weisman mentioned these individuals will nonetheless be a important element to the organization. Windy City will probably improve its hours, even though. 

The dispensary at present opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. through the week. On weekends, hours are 10 a.m. to five p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to four p.m. on Sunday.

“We appear forward to continuing to serve Homewood and the surrounding communities and expanding to contain adult use. And we are thrilled to bring elevated tax income and employment possibilities to this location,” Weisman mentioned.
 

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