A line waits to purchase recreational cannabis early Jan. 1, 2020, at Sunnyside Dispensary, 1704 S. Neil St. C, in Champaign.
Customers wait in line Jan. 2, 2020, outside of HCI Alternatives in Springfield to purchase marijuana for recreational use.
People wait in line Jan. 1 to purchase recreational cannabis at Sunnyside, 1704 S. Neil St., Champaign on Jan. 1, 2020.
Bloomington's Nathan Guevara, 28, was first in line to purchase recreational cannabis from inventory manager Justine Warnick on Jan. 1, 2020, at Sunnyside in Champaign.
Donna Goon, 28, of Aurora is helped by advisor Sydney Huggins as she shops at the Sunnyside cannabis store in Naperville on Dec. 24. Naperville previously banned recreational pot shops, but a voter referendum changed that.
On the second day of legal recreational marijuana sales, people line up Jan. 2, 2020 outside Midway Dispensary in Chicago's Vittum Park neighborhood.
Jackie Ryan makes the first purchase of legal marijuana at Sunnyside Lakeview in Chicago on Jan. 1, 2020.
Brett Followell, general manager of the Zen Leaf cannabis dispensary in Charleston, prepares video screens that display information about the store's products.
SPRINGFIELD — When Illinois’ existing cannabis dispensaries opened their doors to recreational customers for the first time on Jan. 1, 2020, they were met with long lines and high hopes.
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