+ WHEN WILL THE CONSUMPTION LOUNGE BE OPEN?
The Consumption Lounge is open in Wheeling as of July 29th, 2023. The Consumption Lounge will accept credit cards for non-cannabis related purchases. Reservations for the lounge are available on our website and on Open Table.
+ CAN I BRING MY OWN PRODUCT TO THE CONSUMPTION LOUNGE?
No. Guests of the consumption lounge must purchase cannabis on site, on the same day, prior to their visit to the lounge. A choice of devices for the consumption of flower and/or concentrates are offered along with additional accessories to further enhance the experience. Food and Beverages are also available for purchase and enjoyment in the consumption lounge, while the space is also available for private and public-facing events which can be found on this website.
+ WHAT ARE THE HOUSE RULES AKA MUNICIPAL GUIDELINES IN THE CONSUMPTION LOUNGE?
– No outside cannabis and paraphernalia and smoking devices are permitted to be used in the lounge.
– No outside food and beverage will be allowed in the consumption lounge.
– Reservations are required for any person accessing the consumption lounge. Reservations will be for a maximum of 2 hours which includes a 30-minute “cool down” period.
– Guests may not consume alcohol in the consumption lounge.
+ WHEN CAN I STOP IN?
Check out our Locations page for each location’s hours of operation. We also post updates on our social media pages. Most of our dispensaries open earlier because they are connected to West Town Bakery so we also have coffee, pastries, and breakfast items available to purchase.
+ HOW DO I GET TO OKAY – WHEELING FROM SOUTHERN WISCONSIN COMING FROM I-294?
If you’re traveling from Interstate 294 from Wisconsin and want to get to 781 N Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling, IL, here’s a basic set of directions:
1. **Head South on I-94 E/I-294 S** from southern Wisconsin.
2. **Exit onto Lake Cook Road**.
– From I-294 S, there’s an exit for Lake Cook Road. Take this exit.
3. **Head West on Lake Cook Road** for a short while.
4. **Turn South (left) onto N Milwaukee Ave/IL-21 S**.
– You’ll continue on Milwaukee Ave until you reach your destination at 781 N Milwaukee Avenue.
+ HOW DO I GET TO OKAY – WHEELING FROM SOUTHERN WISCONSIN COMING FROM 41?
If you’re traveling from US Highway 41 (often referred to simply as “41”) and want to get to 781 N Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling, IL, here’s a basic set of directions:
1. **Travel South on US-41** from southern Wisconsin.
2. **Take the exit for Lake Cook Road**.
– You’ll head west on Lake Cook Road.
3. **Travel West on Lake Cook Road** until you reach Milwaukee Avenue (IL-21).
4. **Turn South (left) onto N Milwaukee Ave/IL-21 S**.
– Continue on Milwaukee Ave until you reach your destination at 781 N Milwaukee Avenue, which will be on your right.
+ I AM A US VETERAN and/or a MEDICAL PATIENT. DO YOU OFFER ANYTHING FOR ME?
– 20% Discount for First Time Medical Patient followed by a 15% Discount on Subsequent Visits plus our Loyalty Program’s incentives.
– 20% Discount for US Military Veterans.
– 20% Discount on Mondays for Medical Patients on all items.
– 10% Discount for Supplemental Security Income, a 10% Senior Citizens Discount.
Offers cannot be combined with other savings or Patient/Customer group savings unless otherwise noted. Due to our high volume of medical patients we keep on hand products that many of our patients seek for relief. RSO’s, CBD/THC edibles, CBG/CBN edible options, Tinctures, Bath Salts, Pain Creams and Balms. For more immediate relief flower and cannabis concentrates and cartridges are a great option. Our building, parking, and kiosks are ADA accessible. We also have ADA Accessible seating in our café, bakery, consumption lounge, and patio.
+ DO YOU ACCEPT DEBIT CARDS?
Yes, we do accept Debit Cards. Each store also has ATM’s on site.
+ ARE YOUR LOCATIONS FOR MEDICAL PATIENTS OR RECREATIONAL CUSTOMERS?
While all locations are open for recreational customers, we do not currently offer medical products to patients although we do provide a discount. Our recreational locations are happy to see medical patients and provide a discount if they want to purchase from the recreational menu, although all taxes will apply.
+ THIS IS MY FIRST VISIT TO OKAY CANNABIS DISPENSARY. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I NEED TO KNOW?
OKAY Cannabis Dispensaries are designed for people that don’t use or smoke cannabis every day or often. Our employees are welcoming and will guide you through the experience that you are looking for. All OKAY locations have a food and beverage component, dining options, and are designed to be places to hang out for fun or to get work done on your laptop. Our Wheeling location has a consumption lounge, an outdoor patio, plenty of parking, and various event activations throughout the week. Our West Town location is located next door to Roots Handmade Pizza, West Town Bakery, and Homestead on the Roof. Our Evanston location, which will open in December 2023, will also have a West Town Bakery, a cocktail bar, and offer parking in our lot.
Feel free to ask any questions that come up. Really! Our dispensary associates live and work in the community and they’ll help you find what you are looking for. They also know what is new on the market and what the latest trends in recreational cannabis are. We have kiosks and comfortable places to sit while you browse and you may also preorder online or next door at one of our restaurants.
+ DO YOU HAVE A LOYALTY PROGRAM?
Yes. OKAY Cannabis Dispensary’s Loyalty Rewards Program offers the highest value rewards out of any other cannabis dispensary operation in Illinois. It is also the only loyalty rewards program in the country that is combined with our restaurants, bars, and lounges so you can earn points on cannabis and use the rewards for dining out and vice versa. There is not a better loyalty rewards program that has more options and is more generous in Illinois… PERIOD.
+ I AM ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE FIFTY/50 LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM. CAN THE DISPENSARY JUST LOOK ME UP?
Yep. It’s literally that simple. As a flagship offering from the renowned Fifty/50 Group, our loyalty program stands out with unrivaled value and irresistible rewards. Whether compared to Hatch, Sunnyside, Curaleaf, Zen Leaf, or any other dispensary, ours reigns supreme as the chart below illustrates. Elevate your rewards journey with us, as our program sets new benchmarks in accessibility and generosity. Not only can you earn and redeem rewards at our dispensaries, but also at handpicked restaurants, trendy bars, captivating rooftops, and more. Discover the most unique cannabis loyalty program in the county, redefining the possibilities of how cannabis and hospitality are part of the same journey. To delve into the immersive world of our groundbreaking loyalty program, visit www.thefifty50group.com and unlock a wealth of benefits today. It’s free to sign up.
+ WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR MY FIRST DISPENSARY VISIT?
Just bring a VALID PHOTO ID that shows proof of age. A driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, or military ID card will all work. We do not store any of your personal information. If your ID does not show your address, then you will need to bring proof of that to access the higher purchase limits that are only available for Illinois residents. Below is a list of accepted IDs:
– A valid driver’s license from any US state
– A valid ID from any US state
– A valid US Passport
– A valid US Military ID
– Any valid picture ID issued by a government entity within the US
The following IDs are not acceptable:
– Expired driver’s license/ID from any US state
– Any international passports
– Green Cards
– TVDLs Cards
– FOID Cards
– Any driver’s license/ID card from any US state with a hole punch
+ DO YOU DELIVER?
No dispensary can at this point, which is one of the reasons that we focus on an efficient and pleasurable experience at OKAY Cannabis Dispensaries. To make things as efficient as possible, pre-order online for the same day pickup.
+ HOW MUCH CANNABIS CAN I PURCHASE?
If you are an Illinois resident, you will be able to purchase more than out-of-towners. In a single day, you may purchase up to 30 grams (1 oz) of plant material or flower. You may purchase edibles totaling no more than 500mg of THC. You may purchase up to 5 grams of concentrate products.
If you are NOT an Illinois resident, you will be able to purchase more than out-of-towners. In a single day, you may purchase up to 15 grams (1/2 oz) of plant material or flower. You may purchase edibles totaling no more than 250mg of THC. You may purchase up to 2.5 grams of concentrate products.
+ WHAT ARE THE SALES TAXES ON RECREATIONAL PURCHASES?
Taxes vary depending on the amount of THC content in the products that you purchase. On top of your local, state, and business taxes, Illinois has the following purchaser taxes:
– 10% Tax on adult use cannabis products with 35% THC or less
– 25% Tax on adult use cannabis products with more than 35% THC
– 20% Tax on cannabis-infused products
+ WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RECREATIONAL AND MEDICAL CANNABIS?
Recreational products come in a much wider range of varieties and strains. All of the new craft products are recreational. When it comes to the product, no. All of it undergoes the same cultivation and testing processes. Recreational Cannabis products come in a wider range of varieties and strains.
+ CAN I SAY DOOBIE, MARY JANE, WEED, REEFER?
Yes. There are no weed snobs here. While we appreciate the sanctity and benefits of cannabis, we also believe that it’s OKAY to have fun with cannabis. Giggle all you want, cannabis is meant to have fun with too.
+ HOW LONG WILL THC REMAIN IN MY SYSTEM? I MAY HAVE TO TAKE A DRUG TEST FOR WORK.
To be completely safe, you should plan that THC will remain in your system for 6 weeks, however, it is usually doable to pass a drug test after 30 days. For more information on a THC detox, this article from our friends at LEAFLY has great information.
+ WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT INDICA VS SATIVA STRAINS THAT YOU HAVE IN STORE?
Sativas are known for their head high and high energy due to their greater THC-to-CBD ratio, while Indica strains possess a higher CBD-to-THC ratio. Sativa brings you up in many cases, and indica brings you down. We also have a wide variety of hybrids.
New strains are constantly being created, but at OKAY Craft Cannabis dispensaries, we carry many of the most popular sativa strains such as Purple Haze, Durban Poison, and Sour Diesel. We also carry all of the most popular Indica strains such as Northern Lights, Skywalker, Grand Daddy Purple, and Ice Cream Cake.
We additionally carry hybrids such as Wedding Cake, GG4, Gelato, GMO Cookies, and more. If there is a certain strain that you are looking for that you do not see on our online ordering website, shoot us an email, and we’ll try to bring in what you are looking for or we may have it at our other store.
+ DO YOU HAVE EDIBLES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE ON A GLUTEN FREE AND/OR VEGAN DIET?
Yes. Some of the gummies we carry are both gluten free and vegan. We also have our take and bake mixes in collaboration with our sister property, West Town Bakery. There is a gluten-free and vegan Devil’s Food Cake mix along with a vegan Cannfetti cake mix. Both are available in limited quantities.