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How to Get Weed in Chicago - Dispensary and Delivery List

Chicago illinois cannabis businesses

Now that weed is finally legal in Chicago, you'd probably like to know the best places but before we share those you should learn a little foundation on the laws (please note, this is site does not provide legal or medical advice).

History of Weed in Chicago

Weed became legal in Illinois through the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, signed into law June 25, 2019, which made cannabis legal for individuals 21 years or older on January 1, 2020. However, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act was not a blanket legalization of all things cannabis. Limits exist for the amount of cannabis those 21 and older can possess which can result in jail time and fines if violated.

Possession Under Age 21

Weed possession by people under the age of 21 is illegal. Possessing up to 10 grams is punishable by a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum fine of $200. Illinois residents that are 21 or older can possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of extract or concentrate, and 500 mg of THC edibles. Non-residents can possess up to 15 grams of flower, 2.5 grams of extract or concentrate, and 250 mg of THC edibles per 410 ILCS 705/10-10.

Cannabis Possession Amounts in Chicago

Unlawful possession of weed between 10 and 30 grams is a Class B misdemeanor. A Class B misdemeanor is punishable up to half a year in jail and a $1,500 fine. Possessing more than 30 grams and up to 100 is a Class A misdemeanor, which is the most serious misdemeanor in Illinois. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable up to 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. If you are charged with possessing more than 100 grams, but no more than 500, you could be found guilty of a Class 4 felony. A Class 4 felony carries a maximum sentence of 3 years in prison.

Prior possession offenses create compounding consequences with higher fines and jail time... so stay in the limits! If you're of age and don't carry insane amounts of weed and edibles, you should be good to go.

Chicago Cannabis Directory

Best Places to Get Weed in Chicagoland

Since data is kind of our thing and we can't stand to see people doing it wrong, we've collected and curated the businesses in the business of weed in Chicago and have shared them below, ranked based on our own matrix which takes into account third party reviews, user reviews, and reliability indicators like social media and online presence.

Chicago Cannabis Businesses

Title Category Featured Deal
NOBO - Benton Harbor Dispensary
High Profile Buchanan- Recreational Dispensary
Curaleaf Northbrook Dispensary
Pinnacle Emporium - Buchanan Dispensary
Curaleaf Melrose Park Dispensary
RISE Dispensaries Niles Dispensary
HATCH Dispensary
The Herbal Care Center Dispensary
RISE Dispensaries Lake in the Hills Dispensary and Delivery
Verilife - Romeoville (Medical Recreational) Dispensary
MedMen Chicago - Oak Park Dispensary
Zen Leaf Evanston Dispensary
Zen Leaf Buchanan Dispensary
Cannabist Chicago [ Medical ] Dispensary
Curaleaf Deerfield Dispensary
Maribis of Chicago Dispensary
Mission South Chicago Dispensary
RISE Med Recreational Dispensary Naperville Dispensary and Delivery
Zen Leaf Lombard Dispensary
Bloc Dispensary
Ascend Midway Dispensary
Curaleaf Mokena Dispensary
Verilife - Schaumburg Dispensary
RISE Dispensaries - Joliet (Rock Creek) Dispensary and Delivery
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary - Buffalo Grove Dispensary
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary Naperville Dispensary
Zen Leaf St. Charles Dispensary
Curaleaf Morris Dispensary
Nature's Care West Loop Dispensary
Ascend Chicago Ridge Dispensary
Curaleaf Skokie Dispensary
Harbor Country Collective Dispensary
Verilife - Ottawa (Medical Recreational) Dispensary
HATCH Dispensary
Zen Leaf Naperville Dispensary
Dispensary 33 Dispensary
Mission Calumet City Dispensary
Zen Leaf Prospect Heights Dispensary
Zen Leaf Aurora Dispensary
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary Schaumburg Dispensary
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary - Elmwood Park Dispensary
Verilife - North Aurora (Medical Recreational) Dispensary
Zen Leaf West Loop Dispensary
Curaleaf Justice Dispensary
Curaleaf Weed Street Dispensary
RISE Dispensaries Mundelein Dispensary and Delivery
Dispensary 33 Dispensary
Ascend Logan Square Dispensary
EarthMed - Rosemont Dispensary
Ascend River North Dispensary
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary - River North Dispensary
nuEra - Wicker Park Dispensary
Verilife - Arlington Heights (Medical Recreational) Dispensary
Verilife - Rosemont Dispensary
EarthMed - Addison Dispensary
Zen Leaf Highland Park Dispensary
Nature's Care - Rolling Meadows Dispensary
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary - Rockford Dispensary
Zen Leaf Rogers Park Dispensary
Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary - Wrigleyville Dispensary
Verilife - River North (Now Open!) Dispensary
Mapleglen Care Center Dispensary
Curaleaf Worth Dispensary
Cannabist Chicago [ Adult-Use ] Dispensary
7ENGINES - Buchanan Dispensary
Cannabist Villa Park Dispensary
Curaleaf - Westmont Dispensary
RISE Dispensaries Joliet (Colorado) Dispensary and Delivery