Latest HCI Alternatives News
Jan 13, 2020
1 of 2 People line up outside the marijuana dispensary HCI Alternatives in Collinsville on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. At 7 a.m., when the doors opened, about 700 people were lined up outside the store to be among the first to legally purchase recreational marijuana in Illinois. Photo by David Carson, firstname.lastname@example.org David Carson Joe Frazier, from Jerseyville, displays the $240 purchase of cannabis products he bought from the marijuana dispensary HCI Alternatives in Collinsville on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Frazier was among hundreds who lined up outside the store to be among the first to legally purchase recreational weed in Illinois when the doors opened at 7 a.m. Photo by David Carson, email@example.com David Carson COLLINSVILLE — HCI Alternatives in Collinsville will be suspending the sale of recreational marijuana on Monday while they beef up inventory, staff said on Sunday. Medical marijuana patients will still be able to purchase products in-store on Monday, and staff expect to be back to regular business on Tuesday. The dispensary experienced massive demand since the legalization of marijuana in Illinois at the start of the year, with hundreds of people lining up out the door and down the street to make purchases. Dispensary regional director Kathleen Olivastro said they don't want people "waiting outside in the cold for products we don't have." "We want to have as much inventory as we possibly can," she said. HCI Alternatives will change its name on Jan. 27 to Illinois Supply and Provisions at both their Collinsville and Springfield locations.