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Cannabis Is Now Legal In The State Of Illinois, U.S.A

Updated: Jan 8

Cannabis officially became legal in the state of Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020, adults over the age of 21 was able to legally purchase cannabis from licensed dispensaries. Sales start at 6 a.m. in some locations.

Illinois became the eleventh state in the U.S to legalize cannabis so far, and many more are expected to follow the trend in 2020, or maybe even on the federal level, after all, it is politics time again.

With so many different versions of legalization in different states and countries around the world; and many full and semi prohibition states and countries are still very much in the war on cannabis, this creates a challenge that presents plenty of questions: Illinois residents want to know where to buy cannabis, how much and where they can consume it. Non-residents want to know if they can sample it too. Entrepreneurs want to know how to open a cannabis dispensary. 

What identification do I need to buy cannabis in Illinois after Jan. 1 2020?

Unlike the medical marijuana program, just a driver’s license will do, but it has to be unaltered, and if the dispensary doesn't like it, they can turn it down.

How much cannabis can I have?

Illinois residents can have:

• 30 grams of cannabis flower (the leafy stuff)

• 5 grams of cannabis concentrate

• 500 milligrams of THC-infused products (edibles). A container of gummies, for example, contains 10 gummies at 10 mg each. So am entire container is 100 mg. The law allows you to purchase 5 of them. 

Non-Illinois residents can possess half of these amounts.

With so many interests and yet so many questions, it's always good to know the 411. Read more here

FOOTNOTE: Gov. J.B. Prtizker's office: "Launching the legalization of cannabis in a way that includes communities left behind for far too long, creates good jobs and expunges thousands of records for those who have lost out on opportunities and ends prohibition," Toi Hutchinson, senior adviser to the governor for cannabis control, said. "Today is a historic new day, and as we move forward with growing this industry, I thank all those who worked hard to make the launch a success and will continue to dedicate themselves to expanding opportunities and righting the wrongs of the past." Source: abcnews.go.com #JoinTheRevolution