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    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Things You Should Know About Recreational Cannabis in Illinois

Whether you need to relax at the end of a busy day or need a morning pick-me-up, there are a range of cannabis products to suit your individual needs. There's much to explore, and many things you need to know before exploring cannabis use.

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 cannabis flower
  • 5g of cannabis 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 cannabis 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 cannabis flower, cannabis-infused products, and cannabis concentrates up to the limit for each category of 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 potency level of product. Additional taxes may include municipal or county taxes.

Transporting cannabis in your motor vehicle is permitted in Illinois 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 will be legal in Illinois starting in January 2020, 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 Illinois 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 cannabis in any public place or any other place where smoking is prohibited under the Smoke-Free Illinois Act. The law prohibits using or possessing cannabis in a private residence that is used at any time to provide licensed child care, 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 in the State of Illinois. 

 

Yes, in Illinois employers are allowed to test for cannabis.

If stored correctly, cannabis 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.

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  • IL
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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.