Open a Dispensary in Illinois

Summary of Marijuana Laws

As of August 1, 2013, Illinois’ Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act allows patients with qualifying debilitating conditions to register with the Illinois Department of Public Health (with a physician’s permission) to legally obtain medical marijuana. The state has ensured that the medical cannabis program will be in effect until at least July 1, 2020.


Content updated July 2018.