The Illinois adult-use cannabis market has been booming since it opened in early 2020, selling more than $1 billion in products in its first year. That growth is expected to continue this year, with more stores coming online every month.

What’s driving that expansion? Legal, reliable, and tested products consumers can’t find anywhere else.

Chicago’s cannabis consumers are all about those flower strains. Gelato, Rainbow Chip, and Pineapple Express are hot right now.

In Chicago, the city’s cannabis culture—a heavily flower-based scene—is driving the product selection in the stores. But so is the coronavirus pandemic.

“Before the pandemic, ailments like stress, anxiety, and depression, brought people to the dispensary, and the pandemic…

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