In January 2020, another state will legalize recreational marijuana: Illinois. Iowa's neighbor to the east will allow residents to purchase without fear of legal repercussions. The new recreational marijuana market is expected to generate up to $2 billion in annual sales.

One company with Iowa ties plans to begin selling recreational products on New Year’s Day in Illinois. Acreage Holdings, the parent company of Iowa Relief, which manufactures a medical cannabis solution at their factory in southwest Cedar Rapids, says it will be licensed to sell recreational marijuana at its Nature’s Care dispensary in Rolling Meadows, which is a Chicago suburb. They'll be ready and able to begin selling when Illinois launches its adult cannabis program on New Years Day, January 1st, 2020.

Charles Amadin, Illinois general manager for Acreage says:

Our mission is to get safe, affordable cannabis in the hands of anyone who wants or needs it.

 

The company has products for sale in '20 U.S. states and counting.'

(Via Globe Gazette).