NuEra cannabis dispensary opens on Green Street – Daily Illini

Cameron Krasucki

Workers at the NuEra cannabis dispensary hang balloons above the entrance April 15. The adult-use dispensary opened on Green Street last month.

When Bridget Dwyer, junior in LAS, first heard that a cannabis dispensary was opening on Green Street, she said she was intrigued.

“I was super surprised that campus would allow that so close to the (Main) Quad and everything,” Dwyer said. “I was excited, though.”

The adult-use cannabis dispensary, nuEra, opened its Campustown location in early April. One month after its opening, general manager Alex Carretto said business is going well and has been on par with what they’ve expected so far.

Being close to the University campus, Carretto said their customer base is mostly college students but there are some local customers as well. They only sell to adults aged 21 and older and Carretto said IDs are checked at least three times throughout the process.

Dwyer, who considers herself a regular customer at the Campustown location, said she thinks the business could impact the campus community.

“It could impact student life because you have easier access to marijuana, but it’s the same thing with alcohol,” Dwyer said. “It could potentially negatively impact it, but it depends

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