5 High-End Dispensaries in Chicago

Maria Gracia Santillana | April 20, 2021 | Lifestyle

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You don't need to go on a vacation to relax. You just need to take a trip to your local dispensary, especially when you visit on of Chicago's high-end cannabis emporiums.

If there's something these luxury dispensaries know about their customers, it's that ambiance and atmosphere are just as important as the products. From airy, wood-filled rooms decorated with plants, to hip hangouts lined with leather couches, these high-end dispensaries make shopping an adventure.

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5001 N Clark St. / Website

As the first cannabis dispensary to open in Chicago after the legalization of medicinal use in 2015, Dispensary 33 pairs expertise with legacy. Wide windows, white bricks, hexagonal cases and light wood are the staple of this gorgeous Chicago dispensary. Taking an artful approach to its medical and recreational business, Dispensary 33 is filled with splashy murals. Product displays are a key part of the mission, and glass cases add a breath of fresh air into this beloved boutique.


2847 W Fullerton Ave; 2369 N Milwaukee Ave; 216 W Ohio St. / Website

MOCA: Modern Cannabis Dispensary was among the first to open in Chicago, and the helpful staff here is committed to providing cannabis to needed communities. In fact, the Logan Square location takes community to the next level, partnering with local artists and organizations to host events and cultural experiences. That flagship hub serves both medicinal and recreational patients.


1301 S Western Ave. / Website

The Herbal Care Center greets customers with open spaces and high ceilings, while neutral-toned walls contrast with plants, flowers and comfy couches. This shop strives to offer unmatched comfort and selection, serving both medicinal and recreational needs with a wide array of luxury cannabis brands, including Beboe. The state-of-the-art facility also offers a reward program for loyal customers.


436 N Clark St.; 3812 N Clark St. / Website

As the first national retail brand of Cresco Labs, Sunnyside’s two locations are perfect for first-time and return customer. This happy shop is dedicated to a simple shopping experience. If all staff members are busy assisting other customers, you can lounge in leather couches until it's your turn. While Sunnyside is proud of its Cresco Lab association, it also carries quality flowers, pre-rolls, gummies and accessories from a variety of brands. Sunnyside also participates in the SEED initiative, designed to ensure all members of society have the skills knowledge and opportunity to work in and own business in the cannabis industry.


1433 W Fullerton Ave, Suite C. / Website

While technically in Addison, IL., Hatch is highly-rated for its overall vibe and modern interior. Decked-out with simple wood and brass accents, the dark tones contrast with lively plants and a lighter floor. Both a medical and recreational dispensary, Hatch prides itself on meeting the present with the future. The recreational menu includes flowers, pens, edibles and tinctures, as well as spotlights on staff favorites.


605 N. Michigan Ave. / Website

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, Chi High Tours is here to take you out on the town. With a variety of different tour options, including a “Jazz Culture and Cannabis Tour,” as well as “Beer, Buds, and Bites” afternoon option, you'll learn some history while getting to know the movers and shakers of the Windy City cannabis scene. The tours provide both educational and cultural experiences, as well as edible treats pre-departure and personalized shopping at some of Chicago’s most famous dispensaries.

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