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Cookies Opens its First Cannabis Dispensary in Chicago

The company also said it is partnering with social equity licensee Mint Ventures.

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TRP announced the grand opening of Cookies Chicago, the company's inaugural Chicago dispensary.

The company also said it is partnering with social equity licensee Mint Ventures.

“We are excited for the opportunity to serve Chicago and our Fulton Market/West Loop communities,” said Mint Ventures Chief Operating Officer, Shari Wilson. “We have created a welcoming environment, with wonderful staff to provide the finest cannabis products in Illinois. Thanks to the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and the neighborhoods for making this possible."

The West Loop location flagship will offer a large selection of Cookies products and a fresh menu for the Illinois market—from dozens of cultivars, to vape cartridges, edibles and concentrates along with exclusive, city-specific merch designed by Cookies SF.

“Cookies Chicago is positioned to be both the premiere and most convenient destination for Chicago’s cannabis community,” said TRP CEO, Brandon Johnson. “Located only 300 feet from CTA’s Clinton stop on both green and pink lines, and a half a mile from the Chicago Union Station, Cookies Chicago is designed to incorporate seamlessly with residents’ commutes and busy lifestyles, providing unparalleled access to our premium cannabis products.”

Last year, legal marijuana in Illinois saw “unprecedented growth” as quoted in the annual report from the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), with the opening of 28 new retailers and more than $1.5 billion in total retail sales.

That sales revenue generated approximately $451.9 million dollars for the state in fiscal year 2023, according to the Monthly Collections Remitted to the State Comptroller report provided by the Department of Revenue. As in past years, Illinois made significantly more revenue from cannabis than from alcohol, which brought in about $316.3 million during the same period last year.

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