Though it won’t be selling medical marijuana until December, an Andersonville medical marijuana dispensary opened Monday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the public to come check out their operation, which likely will be the first in Chicago to dispense weed.
Zachary Zises, a co-owner of Dispensary 33, 5001 N. Clark St., expects to receive state licensing by Thursday and to begin selling medical marijuana to patients by the first week of December.
Kristie Zises, Zachary’s sister-in-law and CFO, said Dispensary 33 would be the first in Chicago to actually dispense marijuana.
A store in Logan Square, Modern Cannabis, is not far behind. Danny Marks, co-owner of that dispensary, 2874 W. Fullerton Ave., hopes to begin selling marijuana by the first week of January.
Monday’s ribbon cutting came seven days after medical marijuana went on sale in Illinois with the opening of five dispensaries — mostly in the Chicago area. Dozens of happy customers left with cannabis in hand.
“Our space is more customer friendly. There’s a more fortress-like mentality at other places,” said Zises, who worked at the…