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Recreational marijuana goes on sale Jan. 1 — here's how, where and what you'll be able to buy in Illinois

When marijuana dispensaries open their doors for recreational sales in Illinois on Jan. 1, customers will walk into a shopping experience more akin to a Walgreens or Apple store than a stereotypical pot shop.

Many companies have remade medical marijuana dispensaries to be bright, technology-driven and streamlined. Here's what you need to know before you head to a dispensary on Jan. 1.

WHERE CAN I BUY MARIJUANA?

So far, 32 operating medical marijuana stores around the state have received all needed approvals to sell recreational weed.

The state is approving applications from existing dispensaries on a rolling basis, but if a municipality votes down recreational sales, the state approval is moot. Residents of

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