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Recreational Marijuana is here!

Hello Illinois!

Here are some of the things you can expect as we enter the land of legal. The Verilife team is ready to help guide you so you can confidently choose the marijuana products that fit your lifestyle.

Recreational marijuana dispensary locations
Verilife North Aurora, IL

161 South Lincolnway
Suite 301
North Aurora, IL 60542


4104 North Columbus
Ottawa, IL 61350


1335 Lakeside Drive
Unit 4
Romeoville, IL 60446


Parking information

Each of our dispensaries has specific parking locations and restrictions. Please review as you plan your trip.

Marijuana buying guide

Do you have questions like: How will I feel? What methods are available? How much should I take? What are the different types of products? How much can I legally possess? We created this marijuana buying guide to educate you about recreational marijuana.


Questions and answers

You must be at least 21 years of age or older.

You must have a valid driver's license or state ID.

Illinois residents 21 years of age and older can possess:

  • 30g of marijuana flower
  • 5g of marijuana product in concentrated form
  • 500mg of THC contained in marijuana-infused product

Non-Illinois residents 21 years of age or older can possess:

  • 15g of marijuana flower
  • 2.5g of concentrates
  • 250mg of THC contained in a marjuana-infused product

NOTE: These totals are cumulative, meaning a person 21 years of age or older may possess a combination of marijuana flower, marijuana-infused products, and concentrates up to the limit for each category of product.

If stored correctly, marijuana can retain its potency for months. Always be sure to follow the storage instructions provided on the product. However, edible products may be perishable depending upon the ingredients. Always be sure to follow the storage instructions provided on the product.

Due to federal banking regulations, we do not accept credit cards. We accept cash or you can use your debit card with a Cashless ATM system onsite. We also have traditional ATMs at each location.

Taxes will vary based on what is purchased and the potency level of the product. Additional taxes may include municipal or county taxes.

Transporting marijuana in your motor vehicle is permitted if the cannabis is in a secured, odor-proof, child-resistant container and inaccessible during transport and you are:

  • An adult 21 years of age or older; or
  • A registered medical marijuana patient, or  a registered caregiver for a patient

Marijuana cannot be used in a motor vehicle.

Even though recreational marijuana is or will be legal in certain states, marijuana is still an illegal controlled substance under federal law. You could be arrested and/or possibly face criminal charges if you cross state lines with marijuana products. 

It is never safe to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. It is illegal to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of marijuana. Nothing in state law prevents the arrest or prosecution of an individual for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. Anyone who refuses a properly requested test related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana can face criminal charges.

The law prohibits smoking marijuana in any public place or any other place where smoking is prohibited. The law prohibits using or possessing marijuana in a private residence that is used at any time to provide licensed childcare, foster care or other similar social service care on the premises. 

Please note, this is not an all-inclusive list of prohibited activities for the possession or use of marijuana. Please refer to your local state laws for a comprehensive list. 

Yes, employers are allowed to test for marijuana.

What is a marijuana strain?

A strain is the variety of plant within a species. Strains define a specific cannabinoid profile (mix of THC & CBD). Each strain has its own physical characteristics, or phenotypes, such as height, leaf structure, and color. Depending on the strain and its cannabinoid profile, the plant will deliver varying effects. Strains can be pure or hybrids of Sativa and Indica.

What is a Sativa strain?

Sativas are more invigorating and provide more cerebral effects, including euphoria and mental clarity. Sativa strains are best for daytime use.

How will Sativas make me feel?

Depending on the strain of Sativa you may feel:

  • Creative
  • Clarity
  • Energetic
  • Focused

What is an Indica strain?

Indica produces more sedative and calming effects and provides deep body relaxation Indica strains are best for nighttime use.

How will Indicas make me feel?

Depending on the strain of Indica you may feel:

  • Relaxed
  • Calm
  • Sleepy
  • Hungry

What is a Hybrid strain?

Hybrids blend the phenotypes of Indica and Sativa, and the presence of THC and CBD will fall along a spectrum between the two.

How will Hybrids make me feel?

Depending on the strain of Hybrid you may feel:

  • Calm
  • Focused
  • Hungry
  • Relaxed
What forms does marijuana come In?

There are a variety of ways to smoke or consume cannabis, and each method offers its own unique experience. Read on to learn more about some of the most common methods of consumption, and find out which might be right for you based on your experience and comfort level.


Flower is the bud produced by the marijuana plant and is the most widely recognized and most common form of consumption.


A Vape pen is a small, portable cartridge that allows you to experience marijuana with one or two puffs at a time.


Edibles come in a variety of forms including chocolate, gummies, and beverages. Edibles are also available in capsules and chewable tablets.


Concentrates is a blanket term that is used to refer to many different marijuana extracts and forms like wax, shatter, and sugar. 

Tinctures & Sprays

Tinctures and sprays are alcohol-based marijuana extracts that are ingested into the bloodstream.


Topicals and patches are typically used for pain relief and are a perfect way to absorb marijuana without inhaling it.

Please consume responsibly. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older or persons holding a patient registration card. There may be health risks associated with the consumption of cannabis. Cannabis can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of cannabis. Use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. Keep out of the reach of children. The impairment effects of edible cannabis may be delayed by two hours or more. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding your cannabis use. The information and materials provided to you by PharmaCann should not be used as a substitute for the care and knowledge that your physician can provide to you. ©2019 PharmaCann. All rights reserved.


This website contains medical cannabis information and is restricted to individuals 21 years of age or older. Please confirm your age and state:

  • IL
  • MD
  • MA
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA

Did you know that most medical marijuana information is state-specific? We have dispensaries in each of the above states, along with state-specific resources for patients. For the best experience, please select a state.