Illinois Shops Run Out Of Marijuana Just Six Days
Illinois shops run out of marijuana just six days after start of legalization.
Tens of thousands of people lined up outside eight dispensaries in Chicago to buy recreational marijuana during the first week of legal sales, but at the ninth store selling the newly legal drug, there were no lines.
Instead of forcing people wait in the cold for hours, Dispensary 33 asked eager customers to share a cellphone number, “like when you go to a crowded restaurant and when the table is ready they text you,” Bryan Zises, co-owner of the cannabis shop on Chicago’s North Side, told The Washington Post.
The dispensary texted dozens of people each hour on the first three days of recreational sales, funneling them into the store from opening at 9 a.m. to closing at 9 p.m. But on the fourth day, Zises was forced to turn away recreational customers because his supply of cannabis had been depleted and a new shipment had not yet arrived to restock his store’s shelves. The same thing is likely to happen again Tuesday.