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Recreational Marijuana Facts

Hello Illinois!

Recreational marijuana is coming on January 1st, 2020.

Since 2014 we have been helping people feel better and live better through the benefits of marijuana. Whether you're new to marijuana or have experience, we're here to help you explore what it's all about, enhance your knowledge, and introduce you to new possibilities. 

Recreational Marijuana Today

New to marijuana? Interested in getting reacquainted? At Verilife, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Whether you need to relax at the end of a busy day or need a morning pick-me-up, there is a range of marijuana products to suit your individual needs.

  • The way it’s produced has changed greatly
  • Growing and processing methods have scientifically progressed
  • Advancements in manufacturing yield much higher levels of potency and quality
  • Today's cannabis provides a greater range of effects based on your need or mood
Cannabis Comes in Many Different Forms

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 cannabis 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 cannabis 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 cannabis extracts and forms like wax, shatter, and sugar. 

Tinctures & Sprays

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


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

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 cannabis-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 cannabis-infused product

NOTE: These totals are cumulative, meaning a person 21 years of age or older may possess a combination of marijuana flower, cannabis-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 map 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 cannabis 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 cannabis patient, or  a registered caregiver for a patient

Cannabis cannot be used in a motor vehicle.

Even though recreational cannabis is or will be legal in certain states, cannabis 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 cannabis products. 

It is never safe to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis. It is illegal to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of cannabis. Nothing in state law prevents the arrest or prosecution of an individual for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis. Anyone who refuses a properly requested test related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis 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 cannabis 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 cannabis. Please refer to your local state laws for a comprehensive list. 

Yes, employers are allowed to test for cannabis.


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.