Illinois Becomes the 11th State to Legalize Cannabis for Adult Use

chicago medical marijuana dispensariesIllinois is now the 11th State in the Republic to legalize the sale of cannabis to adults 21 and over. What does this mean for us?  It means that beginning January 1, 2020 adults 21 years and older may purchase cannabis legally from a licensed Illinois dispensary that has been approved for adult use by the state of Illinois prior to any sales, like Midway Dispensary, a Chicago medical marijuana dispensary.

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of the Act:

  • What? Illinois has legalized adult use cannabis sales for those 21 and over.
  • Where? Any adult use licensed cannabis dispensary, like Midway Dispensary, Chicago’s premier medical cannabis dispensary, expects to be ready and licensed by January 1, 2020.
  • When? First sales are allowed on January 1, 2020!
  • Who? Any adult over the age of 21 years old with a valid ID can purchase.

How will the new law affect the medical program?

If you are a current patient at Midway Dispensary, you will continue to purchase your medicine at the medical tax rates. Illinois patients are given priority over adult use customers if there is a shortage of product available. You will still need an active MMJ card to purchase your medicine under the (now permanent) medical cannabis program. You still need to comply with the rules and regulations of the medical cannabis program. You will still be able to get your RSO’s, CBD products, and current cannabis options after the adult use sales begin.

We are still waiting for rules to be drafted by the departments, and lots of work remains to be done, but we are all very excited to be able to help more patients get access to great medicine! Thank you for your continued support.

-Your Friends at Midway Dispensary