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Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

Everything You Need To Know About Purchasing Recreational Cannabis In Illinois

The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act took effect in Illinois on January 1, 2020, and since then, recreational marijuana consumers have been flooding dispensaries to indulge in new strains, unique cannabis products, and more. Whether you’re new to cannabis or an experienced cannabis enthusiast, Verilife is here to help you know what to expect when shopping for recreational cannabis in Illinois.
 

Understanding Illinois Cannabis Laws

Illinois cannabis laws are easy to follow once you know the ins and outs of what you can and can’t do. As set forth in the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, recreational cannabis purchases are subject to the following requirements:

Personal Legal Requirements For Recreational Cannabis Purchase:

  • You must be 21 years old.
  • You must have a valid, government-issued photo ID.
     

Purchase Limits

Recreational Cannabis Purchase By Illinois Residents
You may only possess:

  • Up to 30 grams of cannabis flower
  • 5 grams of cannabis concentrate
  • 500 mg of THC in cannabis-infused products, including edibles

Recreational Cannabis Purchase By Non-Illinois Residents
You may only possess:

  • Up to 15 grams of cannabis flower
  • 2.55 grams of cannabis concentrate
  • 250 mg of THC in cannabis-infused products, including edibles

Sales Tax For Recreational Cannabis Purchases in Illinois

Please note that state and local sales taxes may also apply to the purchase of marijuana in Illinois.

Cannabis products including flower with less than 35% THC have a 10% sales tax.


Cannabis-infused products (e.g. edibles) have a 20% sales tax, regardless of THC level.


Cannabis products with over 35% THC concentrations have a 25% sales tax.


FAQs About Recreational Cannabis in Illinois

One of the most important things you can do as a cannabis enthusiast in Illinois is to know the details of our marijuana laws. That’s why we compiled this list of frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis we get in our Illinois marijuana dispensaries.

Yes! Recreational marijuana is legal for both residents and non-residents as long as they meet Illinois’s legal requirements. 

Only state-licensed marijuana dispensaries such as Verilife are allowed to sell recreational marijuana in Illinois.

Marijuana can only be purchased at a state-licensed marijuana dispensary.

Visitors to Illinois may legally purchase marijuana; however, it is against federal law to transport marijuana across state lines.

The retail price of marijuana in Illinois is determined by the dispensary. There are mandatory taxes applied to every purchase. They are:

  • Cannabis products including flower with less than 35% THC have a 10% sales tax.
  • Cannabis-infused products like edibles have a 20% sales tax.
  • Cannabis products with over 35% THC concentrations have a 25% sales tax.
  • State and local sales taxes may also apply to the purchase of marijuana in Illinois.

Remember that most marijuana dispensaries only take cash, so you will either need to bring cash or use the in-store ATM (if available). 
 

Consuming cannabis is illegal in the following locations or situations:

  • Public places, including streets and parks
  • Any motor vehicle
  • On school grounds (except for medical users)
  • Around a minor
  • Near on-duty school bus drivers, police officers, firefighters, and correction officers
  • Traveling across state lines
  • Section 8 government-funded housing
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Enjoy Marijuana In Illinois Responsibly

Everyone experiences marijuana differently depending on a variety of factors. We always recommend starting slow, whether you’re trying a new strain of cannabis flower, a concentrate, edible, tincture or other cannabis product. 

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