Zen Leaf employee Elysia Stueber, left, helps customer Josh Chase with his purchase at the cannabis dispensary in Charleston. The dispensary’s opening in December marked the biggest change in the area since recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois at the start of 2020.
Products offered at the Zen Leaf cannabis dispensary in Charleston are shown in a display case in the store’s sales area.
CHARLESTON — Candidly admitting that he’s been a regular user of cannabis products “for years now,” Josh Chase said he’s glad he no longer has to buy it on the streets.
The Mattoon man was at the Zen Leaf cannabis dispensary in Charleston one morning recently and said he appreciates the new venue to make his purchases.