Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to say Sunnyside is Schaumburg’s first recreational marijuana dispensary. A medical marijuana facility once operated in Schaumburg but relocated to Arlington Heights in 2018.
Schaumburg’s first recreational marijuana dispensary opened with little fanfare Wednesday — but the customers who visited Sunnyside were happy to learn it’s ready for business.
“It’s nice,” said Round Lake resident Jose Aguirre, who stopped in to buy cannabis flower and a vape cartridge. “Everybody’s friendly, and if you have any questions, everyone is well-informed.”
A grand opening celebration is planned for 11:30 a.m. today at the store, 1735 E. Golf Road. Mayor Tom Dailly and state Rep. Michelle Mussman are set to attend.
Sunnyside is in the Woodfield Gatherings shopping center on the north side of the Woodfield Mall property.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the store aims to serve people who are recreational users, not people with medicinal needs.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, customers must place orders online at sunnyside.shop and pick up their products at scheduled times. People who drop by will be allowed to make orders using iPad tablets outside the store.
Up to 30 customers will be allowed in the store at once. Customers will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing inside.
The 11,500-square-foot dispensary occupies what had been two storefronts. Most of the interior — painted white and orange, the official Sunnyside colors — is open space, providing customers a lot of room to circulate.