An American multi-state cannabis company is opening a dispensary next to a famous Illinois baseball park.

Chicago-based Cresco Labs today announced the grand opening of its flagship dispensary in Sunnyside, located 300 feet from the famous Wrigley Field marquee.

Cresco is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the dispensary this morning with elected officials, community leaders, and executives from the company.

Relocation and Redesign

Cresco recently relocated the Sunnyside dispensary two blocks south to the former site of the John Barleycorn bar at 3524 North Clark Street.

The former location will become the Illinois Cannabis Education Center, which Cresco describes as a hands-on destination where people impacted by cannabis criminalization can develop essential skills for operating a successful and compliant dispensary.

The dispensary now sits in a busy Chicago entertainment district with approximately 50 restaurants, bars, shops, and other businesses.

The dispensary opened for medical cannabis patients at its previous location and expanded service to include adult-use purchases when Illinois legalized recreational sales in January 2020.

Cresco says the dispensary will continue to prioritize medical patients with express entry and dedicated points of sale.

Cresco Labs Co-Founder and CEO Charlie Bachtell says the Sunnyside dispensary is a one-of-a-kind shop that will

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