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The best rated weed dispensaries in Chicago for 2024

Published on February 17, 2022 · Last updated July 12, 2024
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Chicago, the cultural hub of the Midwest, has emerged as a flourishing cannabis community with over 50 dispensaries (and more on the way) catering to medical and adult-use cannabis customers. Since Illinois legalized cannabis, Chicago dispensaries have perfected their cannabis offerings, deals, and customer service, making it a delightful experience for locals and tourists visiting the Windy City.

Dispensaries in Chicago have come a long way in just 4 years of adult-use sales. Today, the city features social equity initiatives and programs that ensure the people running the dispensaries fully represent the diversity and spectrum of Chicago’s community.

If you’re seeking a top-notch dispensary in Chicago, look no further than Leafly List. Leafly List features the very best dispensaries in Chicago, handpicked based on dispensary reviews from Leafly users. Our curated List features dispensaries that offer excellent service, knowledgeable budtenders, and great deals on top-quality cannabis products.

The best rated weed dispensaries in Chicago for 2023

Highest-rated recreational dispensaries in Chicago

In Chicago, you can find notable recreational dispensaries in convenient locations and  neighborhoods like Portage Park and West Loop. According to Leafly reviewers, the best recreational dispensaries in Chicago are:

Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary – River North

436 N Clark St, Chicago, IL — recreational

“We’re wonderfully elevated at the airport right now; exactly what we asked for. Thanks, Atom!”

Cookies – Chicago

215 N Clinton St, Chicago, IL — undefined

Green Rose Dispensary – River North

612 N Wells Street Now Open, Chicago, IL — recreational

“Love this place! So quick in an out to get orders!”

Zen Leaf – West Loop

222 S Halsted St. , Chicago, IL — recreational

“I’ve been a customer of ZenLeaf, since it opened when it was initially called the herbal care center. I made great relationships there and know many of the employees. I found them to be helpful, professional and knowledgeable when selecting the right product to fit my needs. Especially appreciate Anthony, the manager as he has been there from the beginning the atmosphere is modern well designed with always a good selection to suit my needs. Therefore, I highly recommend ZenLeaf to anyone looking for a dispensary. It is far better than others. I bet visited in the city five stars …….👍”

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Curaleaf – Weed Street

923 Weed St, Chicago, IL — recreational

“My favorite dispensary in the city. Great vibe in the shop and they have the most reasonable prices around.”

Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary – Wrigleyville

3524 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL — undefined

“The staff here is always friendly and accommodating. I’ve even had the staff redo my order because they could save me a few bucks and either get the same or more for the same price or less depending on applied discounts.”

Verilife – Chicago

60 W. Superior, Chicago, IL — recreational

“Always friendly and punctual. Could not ask for more from a shop.”

Zen Leaf – Rogers Park (REC)

7305 N Rogers Ave, Chicago, IL — recreational

“I like going to this place. It’s a short drive from home, everyone there is super nice and their selection is great! I’ve gone to a few different dispensaries in Chicago. This is my favorite.”

Cannabist – Chicago (medical)

4758 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL — medical

“Most welcoming dispo I’ve been to! As soon as I walked through the door I was met with smiles and cheerful attitudes. The person who checked me out stood with me for about half an hour helping me figure out what the best products would be for me. I definitely recommend this dispensary and WILL be going back soon.”

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Selection criteria for Leafly List Chicago

To calculate the highest-rated dispensaries in Chicago, our Leafly List team uses a methodology based on quantitative and qualitative review data of dispensaries listed on Leafly in Cook County. This List also uses quality indicators, like customer reorder rates and deal availability (in markets where discounts are legal). Our teams are dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of highly-rated medical and recreational dispensaries.

Remember, if you don’t see your favorite dispensary on Leafly List, make sure you follow, rate, and review your favorite cannabis locations to let the world know where you find your favorite cannabis.

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Amelia Williams
Amelia Williams
New York-based freelance cannabis journalist Amelia Williams is a graduate of San Francisco State University's journalism program, and a former budtender. Williams has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle's GreenState, MG Magazine, Culture Magazine, and Cannabis Now, Kirkus Reviews, and The Bold Italic.
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