East Dubuque cannabis dispensary opens, prompting optimism among city leaders – telegraphherald.com
EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. — A recreational marijuana dispensary has opened its doors in East Dubuque.
The Dispensary East Dubuque, located at 1709 Illinois 35 N, opened to the public last Saturday, offering a wide selection of different recreational marijuana products, from pre-rolled joints to cannabis-infused gummies.
The store will hold a soft opening on Saturday, May 22, when it will begin its regular hours of operation.
The recreational cannabis dispensary is the second to open in Jo Daviess County since recreational marijuana’s legalization by the state of Illinois in 2019. Verilife opened a dispensary in Galena in March.
The East Dubuque store’s operators hope to not just attract Illinois customers but also those from Iowa and Wisconsin.
In its first few days, General Manager Joshua Perkins already has seen plenty of customers from out of state.
“Our very first customer was from Ohio,” Perkins said. “Then, it was Iowa, Wisconsin, Iowa and then Illinois, so the out-of-state interest is definitely there.”
The East Dubuque store is the second location for The Dispensary, which also operates in Fulton.
The East Dubuque location offers packaged marijuana flower, marijuana concentrates and a variety of marijuana-infused goods. At the moment, the store offers about 160 products, with plans of adding more