Illinois has joined ten other states in the US in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. At the time of writing, Illinois is one of only two states in the midwest along with Michigan to legalize marijuana.
Prior to Jan. 1 only medical marijuana patients were allowed to buy marijuana in Illinois. However, hemp-derived CBD oil is legal in Illinois for all residents. Other midwest states that have medical marijuana programs include Missouri and Ohio.
Here are the 5 things you need to know including a list of stores that sell marijuana in Illinois.
1) Where can I buy marijuana in Illinois? These stores:
Recreational sales will start with existing medical marijuana dispensaries on January 1st.
Sunnyside, 3812 North Clark St.