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What To Know Ahead Of Illinois’ Recreational Marijuana legalization

Illinois marijuana legalization

People in Illinois will have the chance to purchase recreational marijuana starting January 1, 2020. The only dispensary that is allowed to stock the products is located in the St. Louis metro area is in Collinsville. According to official reports, the Illinois Supply and Provisions medical supply store is scheduled to open to the public on New Year’s Day at 7 a.m.

Dispensary Open Hours

January 1, 2020 – 7:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. However, regular hours are set to start on January 2 onwards.

  • Monday-Saturday-9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday- 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

What To Carry

Anyone aged 21 years or older is allowed to purchase recreational marijuana. Users are advised to carry a valid government-issued ID whenever they want to buy products from the dispensary. 

Appointments

The dispensary will not take any appointments since services will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Users can expect to find long lines for the first several days. Hence, it is advisable to dress accordingly to the weather.

How Much To Buy

The state laws have set purchasing limits accordingly. Illinois residents are allowed per visit:

  • 5 grams of concentrate
  • 30 grams of flower
  • 500MG of THC in cannabis-infused products

Out of state individuals get half of what the residents get.

Payment

Cash or debit cards are accepted as forms of payment. However, the dispensary will not accept any checks or credit cards. 

How To Handle The Purchased Product

If cannabis is being handled in a vehicle, it should be in a well-secured and sealed container. Also, it should be inaccessible when the vehicle is moving. Regulators advise and recommend that people transport their recreational cannabis products in the trunk of their vehicle. Also, the products should be stored in the sealed containers that they were purchased in.

Where To Use The Cannabis

The personal use of recreational marijuana products is determined by the local municipal ordinance. Users are urged to check with their local municipality for rules regarding public cannabis consumption. It is illegal to carry marijuana purchased in Illinois to other states where it is not legalized.

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