Starting Wednesday, Jan. 1, Windy City Cannabis in Homewood will welcome adult-use cannabis customers. The state’s new law allowing recreational use of cannabis will go into effect on New Year’s Day.
Windy City opened at a 1137 175th St. in January 2016 as a medical cannabis dispensary.
“We will have plenty of knowledgeable employees onsite to help our guests check in, to answer questions in the waiting areas, and during the in-dispensary experience,” Weisman said. “We know visiting a dispensary can be intimidating, so our staff is prepared and ready to assist every step of the way.”
The dispensary will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 1.
“Customers can check out the FAQ on our website to help plan their visit. As a thank you to customers, we will have food and beverage from local community partners, cannabis trivia with prizes, and more throughout the day to turn the wait time into a celebration,” Weisman said.
He offered some tips for customers.
- Plan on about 30 to 45 minutes for a visit, but note that wait times during the first few weeks of adult-use sales will likely be longer than normal.
- Bring cash. WCC has an ATM at each of its locations, but coming prepared with cash may be advisable.
- Bring a valid photo ID with proof of age and address, such as a driver’s license, state-issued ID, or military ID.
- Leave plenty of time for parking. Please be respectful of WCC neighbors and only park in designated areas or, ideally, use public transportation — parking is limited and it is anticipated Jan. 1 to be very busy day for sales.