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Cannabis Status

Medical Only

Overview of Medical Cannabis in Illinois

House bill 1 passed as a legislative bill in 2013. Patients need a written certification from a doctor, to register their fingerprints with the state, and must agree to a background check.

Possession Limit

2.5 oz every two weeks.

Hemp Status


Overview of Hemp in Illinois

Industrial Hemp Pilot Program was passed in Illinois in 2014.

Hemp was then federally legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, signed December 20, 2018.

With More Than 5K Applications for Adult-Use Dispensary Licenses in Illinois, Will you be one of the 75 Lucky License Recipients?

Last week I had a great trip to Illinois and was able to spend time with current and prospective operators, cannabis legal professionals and cannabis consultants. During my meetings, I heard a common theme: the state of Illinois is trying to be the leader in social justice in awarding adult-use cannabis licenses and in providing […]