If you're a fan of the "weed" and live in Illinois, you don't have to travel very far to visit one of the top "pot" cities in the United States.

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The Residents Of Illinois Love Their Weed

Unless you've been living off the grid in a cave with no internet, then it's pretty obvious that the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois has been a huge success. Cannabis has been generating millions of dollars each month.

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Plus, after taking a couple of years off for COVID, the "Land of Lincoln" was all in for the "420" celebration with parties, festivals, and events held throughout the state.

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Where Does Illinois Rank In The World Of Weed?

Well, when it comes to how our state is ranked for marijuana, I think we need to focus on the world-class city, Chicago. We all know that as the "Windy City" goes, is where you'll find Illinois.

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According to wgntv.com,

"Sweet Home Chicago” could soon be replaced with “Weed Home Chicago”.

 

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"A new poll from Real Estate Witch puts Chicago 15th on its list of the 50 Best Cities for Weed."

 

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"Researchers said Chicago may not have a strong cannabis tourism industry, but it does have a lot of fun things to do while high."

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How Are The Top Weed Cities Rated?

The next question is... what factors go in to determine the ranking for the best weed cities?

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Marijuana Laws... Illinois is all in, so we are good there.

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Price of Cannabis... It's really expensive in Illinois, so that could hurt us.

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Amount Of Dispensaries... That is another issue in Illinois, there aren't enough.

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How Many Taco Bells... We've got plenty of those.

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Music Festivals... One word, Lollapalooza.

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Trails for Hiking... We are good there too.

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Quantity of Head Shops... Seems like there are a bunch in Chicago.

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Concert Venues... There are some legendary places in the Windy City.

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Movie Theaters... Yep, Chicago has a bunch of those too.

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How Did Chicago Do With Their Weed Ranking

For weed only being fully legal for just over two years, I think 15th is a pretty darn good showing. Congrats to Chicago. That's much better than the crime rankings.

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