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ZenLeaf, Aurora, Illinois’ 1st recreational marijuana dispensary, opening today – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS) — The first recreational marijuana dispensary in west suburban Aurora opened its doors Tuesday.

ZenLeaf is on Route 59 near the Naperville border. Earlier this month, nearby Naperville saw its first recreational marijuana dispendary open its doors.

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The company estimates the store will produce at least $1 million a year in tax revenue for Aurora. The company has also said it has hired about 40 employees

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Last week, the Illinois Department of Revenue announces that the state has collected more than $100 million in the first eight months since recreational marijuana was legalized on January 1.

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