First Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Prospect Heights

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, IL — Verano, a leading multi-state cannabis company, opening Zen Leaf Prospect Heights recently. The adult-use dispensary is the municipality’s first. The store, located at 1434 E. Rand Road, is the fifth Zen Leaf dispensary in Illinois, with additional locations planned throughout the state.

“We are thrilled to continue expanding the inimitable Zen Leaf dispensary brand and experience, bringing it to the desirable community of Prospect Heights,” said George Archos, founder, chairman and CEO of Verano and Zen Leaf, in a release. “We’re grateful for the opportunities to serve communities across Illinois, where the cannabis market is strong and growing rapidly. As we continue to increase our footprint here, we remain committed to providing premium, responsible cannabis products, and highly attentive service, to our customers.”

Business hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.

“We are pleased to welcome a proven operator like Verano, and the Zen Leaf team, to our community,” Mayor Nick Helmer said. “Filling a long-vacant retail space formerly held by a local bank, we expect the dispensary to be an economic catalyst here. While many retail industries and operators have faced incredibly steep challenges over the last year, the cannabis industry has provided a steady source of revenue for municipalities across the state.”

The new dispensary offers a comprehensive menu of cannabis products including concentrates, topicals, edibles, vaporizers, and flower. Customers can also order online at with same day, in-store pick up.

Zen Leaf Prospect Heights is Verano’s 22nd operational dispensary in its national portfolio to begin retail sales of medical or adult-use cannabis.

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