CHICAGO (AP) – With recreational marijuana legal throughout Illinois as of Jan. 1, hundreds lined up early at dispensaries across the state in celebration of the legalization.
According to The Chicago Sun-Times, around 500 people were outside Dispensary 33 in Chicago Wednesday morning. Renzo Mejia made the first legal purchase in the shop shortly after 6 a.m., when sales were officially allowed by law.
WSIL-TV reported hundreds in line Wednesday morning at three recreational dispensaries in southern Illinois. A dispensary in Collinsville reportedly ran out of some marijuana products in it’s first day.
Illinois is the 11th state to broadly allow marijuana’s use and sale for people 21 or older. Neighboring Michigan made it legal Dec. 1.