Illinois: Cannabis Goes on Sale January 1, 2020.

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The Illinois legislature has passed an adult use (recreational) cannabis bill and the governor has said he will sign it. Now, we’ve learned that January 1, 2020, will be the date for dispensaries to begin selling cannabis. Many of the state’s 55 medical cannabis dispensaries are expected to apply for licenses to add adult use cannabis sales and many of them are already preparing.

Dispensaries are renovating their spaces and streamlining their processes to serve more customers. Operators say that by the time recreational marijuana goes on sale Jan. 1, their spaces will be big and efficient enough to handle the crowds of customers. They are looking at technology that can add efficiency, like the software restaurants use to text diners when their table is ready, and systems that let customers preorder their marijuana. The order would be ready when the customer arrives, just like a restaurant can prepare a meal for pickup. […]

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