New city dispensary celebrates 4/20 with Sunday brunch – Evanston RoundTable

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Marijuana enthusiasts all over the country celebrated 4/20 Day on Saturday, April 20, and where there’s a celebration, a hangover sometimes follows.

That was the thinking of the those who operate the OKAY Cannabis Dispensary on Chicago Avenue in Evanston. The dispensary operates in the same space as the West Town Bakery, which does not sell cannabis products. Joe Kinsella is the general manager of the Evanston operation of OKAY and the West Town Bakery (there are several locations in Cook County). He said that 4/20 is a big occasion for celebration in the pot-smoking community and figured that many partiers would be feeling under the weather the next day. 

“One way to cure yourself of a hangover,” he said, “is to get high.”

He came up with the idea of a low-key, day-after Sunday brunch. The affair was held at the Palmhouse event space next to the Peckish Pig gastropub on Sunday. Attendees paid $30 a head to partake of brunch fare provided by the Pig, and to receive a swag bag with some products from the dispensary. Most people just chatted

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