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Illinois Cannabis Dispensary Purchase & Possession Limits

In order to enjoy cannabis in the state of Illinois, you have to know the rules: you must be 21 or older for recreational marijuana and have a valid photo ID. But did you know you also have limits on how much cannabis you can purchase at a dispensary? In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Illinois purchase limits of marijuana.

What is a Marijuana Purchase Limit?

A purchasing limit is the amount of marijuana you’re allowed to purchase in a certain state. Some states have different purchase and possession limits (this means that while you can purchase only a certain amount, you’re allowed to have a larger amount at home), and some states, like Illinois, have the same purchase and possession limits.

What are the Purchasing Limits in Illinois?

There are two different sets of rules in Illinois when it comes to purchasing cannabis: one for residents and one for non-residents. That’s right—cannabis enthusiasts who live in Illinois are allowed to purchase twice the amount that visitors are allowed to purchase. If you’re visiting, it’s important to remember that you can’t cross state lines with marijuana.

Cannabis Flower 

Curious how much cannabis you can buy in Illinois? When it comes to marijuana flower, residents of Illinois are allowed to purchase up to 30 grams, or roughly an ounce. Non-resident visitors to the state are only allowed to purchase up to 15 grams.


Whether you’re purchasing vape cartridges, budder, resin, or another form of concentrate, residents are allowed to have as much as 5 grams. Non-residents are only allowed to have 2.5 grams of cannabis concentrates.

THC-Infused Products

Wondering how much edibles you can buy? For tinctures, cannabis beverages, edibles, and other THC-infused products, residents are allowed to purchase up to 500 milligrams and non-residents can purchase up to 250 milligrams.

These totals are cumulative, so you can have a combination of flower, infused products, and concentrates up to the limit in each category.

Learn everything about cannabis flower you need to know in our guide today!

Answering IL Purchase Limits FAQs

As a cannabis enthusiast, it’s important you have all the information you need when it comes to purchasing cannabis in Illinois. That’s why we’re answering the most frequently asked questions about Illinois recreational limit for cannabis here:


How Much Marijuana Can I Possess in Illinois?

If you’re a resident of Illinois, you’re allowed to purchase and possess 30 grams of cannabis flower; 500 milligrams of THC-infused product; and 5 grams of concentrates. If you’re a non-resident, you need to halve those amounts: 15 grams of cannabis flower; 250 milligrams of THC-infused product; and 2.5 grams of concentrates.


How Much Marijuana Edible Products Can I Purchase in Illinois? 

When it comes to THC-infused edibles - which includes gummies, tinctures, chocolate, etc. - Illinois residents are able to purchase and possess products with a combined total of 500 milligrams of THC. Non-residents can purchase and possess products with a total of up to 250 milligrams.


Can You Buy From Multiple Dispensaries in Illinois?

Yes, you can purchase from multiple dispensaries—as long as you don’t purchase over the legal limit in the state of Illinois.


Where Can I Consume Cannabis in Illinois?

Illinois makes it easy to know just where you can consume your cannabis products. You have two options: a private residence or a business with an on-premises consumption license. You cannot consume marijuana on public property (like a park, restaurant patio, or landmark), and you cannot consume cannabis in a vehicle even if you’re a passenger.


Understanding Illinois Purchase Limits

Purchase limits are a responsible way for the state to ensure people are only buying enough cannabis for themselves and any guests they have over for a social event. The purchase limits are generous, and you’ll not only be able to visit a dispensary and find your favorite products but try new items too.


Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in New York and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.