Cannabis is legal in Illinois. But there are limits on who can buy it and where you can use it.
You can only grow cannabis if you have a Medical Cannabis Card. You must be 21 years or older. You can grow up to 5 cannabis plants in your home. They must be in a locked room, with no access to anyone under 21. It must be outside of public view and with permission from the owner.
Even though cannabis is legal, landlords can ban smoking it in their units. This includes medical cannabis. However, a landlord cannot stop a tenant from using medical cannabis in other ways. If your lease prohibits smoking or other use of cannabis, breaking that rule could lead to an eviction .
Private rental housing
Cannabis is still illegal under federal law. So you cannot use or possess cannabis at your home if you live in federally-subsidized public housing. You could be evicted or denied housing. This includes past cannabis use or criminal charges. This also includes guests. There is also a ban on all smoking in federally-subsidized public housing.
The laws are complex, but in a nutshell, those over 21 can legally possess up to 30 grams of marijuana or up to 500 grams of THC (the active ingredient in the plant that makes a person get “high”) in a cannabis-infused product, or up to 5 grams of marijuana concentrate, such as oils or medicated creams.
What are rules on recreational marijuana?
Also, there is a RISE dispensary in Canton operated by Evergreen Dispensary, LLC, which sells both medical and recreational marijuana.
Where can you get recreational or medical marijuana in the Peoria area?
A list of qualifying conditions can be found at www.dph.illinois.gov. Those who drive school buses or have a commercial driver’s license to drive large vehicles can’t get a medical marijuana card.