Cannabis Giant Cresco Labs Looks To Expand And Rebrand As ‘Sunnyside’

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In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Associated Press
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In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Associated Press

Cannabis Giant Cresco Labs Looks To Expand And Rebrand As ‘Sunnyside’

A Chicago-based cannabis company will open five new dispensaries in Illinois and revamp its existing locations by the time recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois.

Cresco Labs will rebrand as Sunnyside and renovate its 56 locations across the country, including five in Illinois. According to the Chicago Tribune, the company is also looking to move its MedMar Lakeview medical dispensary to accommodate growing sales.

Morning Shift talks to Tribune reporter Ally Marotti for more on how cannabis companies are preparing for recreational marijuana sales, which start Jan. 1, 2020.

GUEST: Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune business reporter

LEARN MORE: Cresco Labs changes name, look of dispensaries as recreational marijuana sales near. ‘We want this store to fit in the retail corridors.’ (Chicago Tribune 7/29/19)

Marijuana company Cresco Labs is looking to relocate its medical dispensary near Wrigley Field (Chicago Tribune 7/19/19)