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Illinois Glass Blowers Excited For Future As Recreational Cannabis Becomes Legal

Legalization could mean a boom in business for local artists

For one Muscatine couple, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois could mean a boom in business.

Torie and Timmie DePauw own Oxy Glass in Muscatine.

The duo works together to create blown-glass works of functional art, collector items such as ornaments and pendants, and products like glass spoon pipes and water pipes for cannabis use.

Their items are already on shelves in the Quad Cities area, including gift shops in Moline, in Cedar Rapids, and at Nature’s Treatment of Illinois in Milan, which began selling recreational marijuana Jan. 1.

As the saying goes, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” and for the DePauws, that saying stands true.

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