Open a Dispensary in Illinois

Summary of Cannabis Laws

On June 25, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 1438 (410 ILCS § 705), the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which establishes a permitting and taxation process for new adult-use cannabis dispensaries. This law permits adults age 21 and over to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis from adult-use dispensaries, and automatically expunges all convictions based on possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana. Those with convictions for possessing between 30 to 500 grams may also petition the court to vacate their convictions.


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Content updated Oct. 2019.