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New to Recreational Marijuana?

How is marijuana different today?

At Verilife, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Today’s marijuana is vastly different from the products of years past. Verilife operates in Illinois and Massachusetts where recreational marijuana is legalized.

  • 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
  • It can provide a greater range of effects based on your desired effect.

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What is a Strain?

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

Sativa

Sativas are more invigorating and provides more cerebral effects, including euphoria and mental clarity.

Indica

Indica produces more sedative and calming effects and provides deep body relaxation.

Hybrid

Hybrids blend the phenotypes of Indica and Sativa. The amounts of THC and CBD will fall along a spectrum between Sativa and Indica.

Let us help you — We can do it together.

You might be a little unfamiliar or even overwhelmed. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve come up with a simple formula to help determine the type of cannabis you might be interested in purchasing: Time + Feeling + Method = Form. 

Your answers will help lead you in the right direction.

What time?

Each person may have a specific time that they plan on enjoying marijuana. This will help you decide what type of product you’d want to purchase.

Daytime

Nighttime

Anytime

What feeling?

The experience you’re planning may affect the outcome you’re looking for. Do you want to hang out with friends and chill? Or maybe you need a good night's sleep? 

Euphoric

Energized

Focused

Creative

Calm

Relaxed

What method?

Should I smoke or should I eat? When it comes to determining your method of marijuana consumption, keep in mind your lifestyle. Do you need a more discreet method or one that is convenient?

Inhale

Ingest

Sublingual

Topical

What form?

So many choices! Marijuana comes in many types, from joints to concentrates to drinks. Have you thought about how you may want to consume the marijuana you purchase?

Flower

Vape

Edibles

Tincture

Topical

Concentrate

Things to Know About Recreational Marijuana in Illinois and Massachusetts

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

You must have a valid photo ID. This can include a driver's license, passport, military ID, or ID card showing that one is over the age of 21. No temporary ID's will be accepted.

Illinois

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 marijuana-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.

Massachusetts

Adults 21 years of age or older with a valid, government-issued ID are able to purchase up to one ounce of cannabis flower or its combined dry weight equivalent in concentrates or edibles per day. 5 grams of concentrate or edibles with 500mg active THC is equivalent to one ounce of flower under Massachusetts law.

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 (where available). We also have traditional ATMs at each location.

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

Transporting marijuana is illegal unless you are:

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

Marijuana must be secure, sealed and inaccessible during transport. It is not legal to transport marijuana in a vehicle unless it is in a reasonably secured, sealed, tamper-evident container and reasonably inaccessible while the vehicle is moving.

Even though medical and recreational marijuana is legal in some 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

Yes, employers are allowed to test for marijuana.

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.

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

  • 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.