The legalization of marijuana in Illinois has not only created a windfall of cash for the state through taxes but it has also allowed some businesses in the "marijuana adjacent" field to thrive since its legalization.

One of those businesses is The Bubble Hive in Loves Park. I was going to call it something other than a head shop because I thought that might be a pejorative term these days but that's what they classify themselves as right on their Facebook page.

The Bubble Hive is a head shop located in Loves Park, Illinois across from Vape and Juice. Our mission is to offer the best product possible and to educate the consumer about how to properly use the equipment they pick out.

They've been located on the corner of Alpine and Windsor for what feels like at least 5 years now. It is owned and operated by some locals that simply saw a need for a clean store in the area that would benefit from the changing marijuana laws. The place always seems busy when I drive by and they are now expanding because of their success.

I was grabbing lunch at Wired Cafe today (excellent spot for lunch downtown, very friendly staff and great sandwiches) and saw that The Bubble Hive is opening a new store between Wired Cafe and Woodfire Pizza.


They're even currently hiring if you know anyone that is looking for a job.


I don't think the weed business is slowing down anytime soon so it's probably a pretty safe career move at this point.

Congrats to the local business on expanding while a lot of businesses are struggling. I'm sure they're already planning their 3rd location.

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