Cheaper Marijuana Or Legal, Spa-Like Experience Is Choice Ahead For Illinois Medical Patients

ILLINOIS:  Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, so when state-regulated retail shops open later this year, they’ll need incentives to get patients in the door.

A trade show in Chicago gave retailers some ideas, such as cannabis-infused premium chocolate and informed employees to guide each patient to the most helpful cannabis strain.

Illinois’ first legal marijuana is expected to be sold in the fall. For now, businesses are studying strategies of veteran players in Colorado, Washington and California.