Marijuana dispensary Cookies will open in Peoria Heights in September – Peoria Journal Star

Peoria Heights is set to get its first recreational marijuana dispensary.

Village officials and company representatives confirmed a Cookies brand cannabis dispensary will open in Peoria Heights at 1209 E. War Memorial Drive.

LeeAnn Benge, who represents the owners of the dispensary and is a partner with Project Equity Illinois, said the dispensary hopes to open in early September.

Another Cookies dispensary scheduled to open in Bloomington as well. The Peoria Heights and Bloomington locations will be the company’s first in Illinois.

“We’re super excited,” Benge said.

Benge said the dispensary, which is a social equity applicant recipient, originally looked for locations in Peoria. She said they conducted a “boots on the ground” effort and drove around the city looking for locations.