Dispensary Celebrates Grand Opening: Mayor Cuts The Ribbon – Journal & Topics Newspapers Online


Mayor Nicholas Helmer cuts the ceremonial red ribbon during the grand opening of Prospect Heights first adult-use recreational cannabis dispensary, ZenLeaf.

Prospect Heights officially welcomed its first recreational adult-use cannabis dispensary, ZenLeaf, with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony last Wednesday.

The dispensary celebrated the opening of its fifth location in Illinois, welcoming residents of Prospect Heights to its newest store. Mayor Nicholas Helmer was in attendance and served as the guest of honor in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Earlier in 2020, city council approved a special use permit to allow the sale of adult-use recreational marijuana, adding that they believed ZenLeaf would be a great addition to the city.

With the location now open, customers are able to purchase in-store or order online for pickup. Currently the facility is only offering cash purchases but it will be receiving ATMs in a few weeks to make debit card transactions possible.

The facility has taken health safety measures to ensure that customers as well as employees are practicing social distancing. Display tables have been removed and plexiglass has been added to create a barrier during. However, there are still products and apparel on display as well as two kiosks that customers can use to make their purchases.

For first-time customers, well-knowledged employees will be able to make recommendations based on the customers needs.

“I think a lot of times, with those first time visitors, they

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