Consume Cannabis Co., a cannabis retailer headquartered in Chicago, will open its flagship location at 9:45 a.m. today (November 5) in Oakbrook Terrace.
Consume Oakbrook Terrace adult-use only dispensary, located at 1S130 Summit Ave., will open with a ribbon cutting with Mayor Paul Esposito.
Consume Oakbrook Terrace is located on Summit Rd south of Roosevelt and will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
The building, a former building of a restaurant, has been fully remodeled to be an immersive learning experience for cannabis purchasers.
According to Consume Cannabis, the state-of-the-art dispensary brings a unique cannabis experience to visitors. Consume Oakbrook Terrace has multiple interactive display features that teach purchasers about the types of cannabis and the active compounds in the products. The ultramodern touch screen exhibit guides purchasers from seed to sale, educates on the different types of consumption and products, and has interactive features that highlights the scent and flavor elements that make up different cannabis strains. In addition, the dispensary will feature “the world’s largest smokable joint,” accessories, and Consume merchandise for sale. With nearly 3,000 square feet of reception and retail space, Consume plans to use the large location for events and classes to further educate their patrons. There are a number of socially distanced classes planned and registration is available on the website.
“Consume has hired and trained nearly 40 new employees for our new location,” said Mike Greco, General Manager of Consume Oakbrook Terrace. “We look forward to being a member of the community and serving the community through our educational programs.”
Consume Cannabis Co. hopes that this new location will become a destination dispensary, like one you would find in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. The biggest emphasis is on education. The dispensary will offer multiple opportunities for purchasers to learn more about cannabis from seed to sale.
“We hope this location will appeal to someone who has never been to a dispensary, as well as the experienced cannabis user,” said Dan Scheidt, Director of Marketing at Consume. “Education is the foundation of Consume and this dispensary fully embodies that in a very innovative way.”
Consume Harrisville is anticipated to open in November.
Consume Oakbrook Terrace has a number of safety precautions in place to ensure all COVID-19 protocols are followed. Social distancing and masks will be required in the dispensary. Staff will check the temperatures of everyone entering the dispensary and increase cleaning in high-contact areas. All events and classes will have limited capacity to ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons.
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