When can you buy marijuana in Illinois?

Consumers will be able to buy marijuana for recreational use from licensed sellers on Jan. 1, 2020.

Who can buy marijuana?

Consumers aged 21 and older will be able to buy marijuana products from licensed sellers in Illinois – with or without a medical marijuana card.
How much can I possess?

Illinoisans will be able to legally possess 30 grams, or about an ounce, of cannabis flower. The legal limit for cannabis concentrate is 5 grams. And the limit for cannabis-infused products, such as edibles or tinctures, is 500 milligrams of THC, the chemical that gets users high. Illinois visitors will be allowed to possess half of those amounts.
Where can I smoke legally?
It will be legal to smoke in one’s own home and on-site in some cannabis-related businesses.

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What are THC and CBD?

THC or tetrahydro cannabinolis the psychoactive compound in marijuana. It is responsible for the "high" people feel. There are two man-made drugs called dronabinol (Marinol) and nabilone (Cesamet) that are synthetic forms of THC. They are FDA-approved to prevent nausea and vomiting in people receiving chemotherapy.

CBD or cannabidiol is another compound in marijuana that is not psychoactive. CBD is thought to be responsible for the majority of the medical benefits.

Epidiolex is a CBD oil extract that is undergoing clinical trials for epilepsy.

THC:CBD: Nabiximols (Sativex) is a specific plant extract with an equal ratio of THC:CBD. It is approved as a drug in the UK and elsewhere in Europe for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, spasticity, neuropathic pain, overactive bladder and other indications.

Illinois uses medical marijuana cards to regulate marijuana use throughout the state. This means you can only get one if you meet certain criteria.
You must be 18 years or above to qoalify for own medical marijuana card.
Adult caregivers can hold MMJ cards for minors as well. However, these require more rigorous vetting. Two doctors have to sign a certificate for a minor to qualify for medical marijuana.
You also must be a resident of Illinois. This is because Illinois doesn’t allow treatment of patients from outside the state.
You must have a diagnosis of one of the qualifying conditions. Some conditions are physical, while others come under the title of mental illnesses.
There are currently 52 conditions on the approved list.