Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Marijuana dispensaries in Chicago and throughout Illinois opened their doors to recreational users on Wednesday morning. New Year's Day marked the first day of legal recreational weed sales in the state. Illinois is the 11th state to legalize recreational cannabis.
At dispensaries in Chicago, hundreds of residents lined up around the block, waiting for store doors to open. According to the Chicago Tribune, 43 stores in the state had received the necessary permits in time to sell recreational weed on Jan. 1. Many opened their doors at 6 a.m. At least six stores are still working to get approved.