Illinois artists Anthony Lewellen, Sergio Farfan, and Martha Wade imagined three one-of-a-kind rolling trays that represent the energy and lifestyle of the state. (Illustration by Leafly)

Illinois is a microcosm of the United States, offering an energetic cultural hotspot you can feel in your bones. That energy only increased when the state legalized recreational adult use in June of 2019. When stores opened in January of 2020, lines were wrapped around streets in anticipation. Now over a year later, the cannabis business is booming in the Prairie State and Leafly couldn’t be more excited! 

A state that helps set the standard for pop culture, Illinois is constantly bringing the heat when it comes to art. For instance, if you’ve ever walked the streets of…

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