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ILLINOIS DISPENSARIES FAQ
Yes, both medical and recreational cannabis are legal in Illinois. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act went into effect on January 1, 2020, allowing for the legal sale and use of cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes.
Under Illinois law, individuals over the age of 21 can legally possess and consume cannabis for recreational purposes. They can purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of cannabis concentrate, or 500 milligrams of THC-infused products (such as edibles) from licensed dispensaries.
For medical cannabis patients, the law allows for the use of cannabis to treat a wide range of qualifying medical conditions. Patients must have a written certification from a physician to obtain medical cannabis, and they can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis every two weeks from licensed dispensaries.
In addition to medical use, Illinois has also legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 and older. As per the state law, adults are allowed to possess up to 30 grams or roughly one ounce of cannabis flower, 5 grams of cannabis concentrate, or 500 milligrams of THC in a cannabis-infused product. It is important to note that these possession limits apply to individuals in public as well as private spaces.
Furthermore, there are some restrictions on where you can use or consume marijuana in Illinois. Public consumption of marijuana is prohibited, which includes smoking, vaping, and consuming edibles in any public place, including on sidewalks, streets, parks, and in vehicles. Marijuana use is only allowed in private residences, but it is up to the discretion of landlords to allow or prohibit it in their rental properties.
It is also important to note that possessing marijuana in larger amounts than allowed by law, selling marijuana, or possessing it with intent to distribute is still illegal and can result in criminal charges. Therefore, it is recommended that individuals always stay within the legal limits of possession and consumption to avoid any legal consequences.
Select one of the BEYOND / HELLO Illinois dispensaries. We offer online pre-ordering with either curbside or express in-store pickup at all our locations.
BEYOND / HELLO has four dispensaries in Illinois that are located in Bloomington, Normal, and Sauget. Here is a brief overview of each location:
- BEYOND / HELLO Bloomington: This dispensary is located at 1515 N Veterans Parkway in Bloomington, IL. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- BEYOND / HELLO Normal: This dispensary is located at 501 N Main Street in Normal, IL. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- BEYOND / HELLO Goose Laket: This dispensary is located at 2021 Goose Lake Road in Sauget, IL. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- BEYOND / HELLO St. Louis Metro East: This dispensary is located at 2901 Niedringhaus Avenue in Sauget, IL. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This location is for medical patients only.
According to Illinois state law, Illinois residents can purchase up to 30 grams (one ounce) of marijuana flower, 5 grams of extract or concentrate, and 500 mg of THC in an infused product (edibles), per day at one store. Non-residents can purchase 15 grams (half-ounce) of marijuana flower, 2.5 grams of extract or concentrate, and 250 mg of THC in edibles. These totals are cumulative, so you can purchase up to the limit of each form of cannabis at the same time.
For Medical Cannabis Curbside Pickup:
- Make sure you are registered to one of our dispensaries.
- If placing an order for curbside pick-up as a medical patient, you will need to create an account and upload your state ID and medical card information. Follow the instructions for creating an account. Select your items and proceed to checkout. There, you will be prompted to provide this additional information. Your order cannot be processed without completing these steps to establish yourself as an Illinois Medical patient in our system.
- Place your order and bring cash for payment or a debit card.
- A BEYOND / HELLO Patient Care Specialist will welcome you, ask for your name and help you pay for your order.
For Medical Cannabis In-Store Pickup:
- Make sure you are registered to our dispensary.
- Head to beyond-hello.com and start shopping. During check-out, you can create your profile. Be sure to upload your state ID and the front and back of your medical card.
- Place your order and visit our store for pick-up.
In order to get a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you need to meet with a physician to see if you qualify. Once the written certification form is completed and submitted by the recommending physician, individuals will need to complete the cannabis card application form either online at the DPH website or printed and mailed to the Illinois Department of Public Health/Division of Medical Cannabis.
In addition to the completed application, applicants will need to submit the following:
- Non-refundable application fee payable by check or money order and made out to the Illinois Department of Public Health (see below for a list of fees)
- 2” x 2” photograph taken in the last 30 days (taken against a plain, white or off-white background in natural color, with a full-face view directly facing the camera and a neutral facial expression without both eyes open (it’s recommended you use a passport photo vendor to ensure the photograph meets these requirements)
- A completed copy of the Fingerprint Consent Form (fingerprints must be taken within 30 days of submitting an application), with the following supporting documents attached:
- Proof of age and identity (a color photocopy of either an Illinois Driver’s License, Illinois State ID, or the photo page of a US passport
- Proof of Illinois residency: Proof of residency requires 2 documents that prove you live in Illinois
- Bank statements,
- Utility bills,
- A state ID,
- A driver’s license
- A voter ID card.
- Fingerprint receipt
- Benefit Verification Letter from the Social Security Administration or DD-214 (*only if applicable – this is for applicants who are applying with reduced fees)
Debit cards and cash accepted (ATM on-site).
No, the State of Illinois requires you to register with the dispensary where you will shop. However, you can change your dispensary at any time by going to: https://medicalcannabispatients.illinois.gov/
No, medical cannabis patients cannot share their medical cannabis with someone else, even another medical cannabis patient, However, caregivers can purchase and share cannabis with their designated patients only.
A caregiver can assist you with the use of medical cannabis as well as purchase cannabis for you. A caregiver must have a valid caregiver card in order to purchase on behalf of a medical cannabis patient with or without the patient present. If you want a caregiver to purchase a cannabis product we recommend designating a caregiver when you first apply for a medical cannabis card.
Once you are registered with the state as a caregiver you can place an order on behalf of your medical patient, and pick up in the dispensary or curbside on behalf of your patient. The caregiver account will be unified through the patient’s medical card number.
Yes. Veterans can obtain medical cannabis the same way as other patients. Veterans are eligible for a reduced application fee and do not need a physician’s written certification form if they are currently receiving health care at a Veteran Affairs facility.
Since medical cannabis usage was made legal in Illinois, one of the first states in the union to do so, many individuals have turned to it as a remedy for a wide range of ailments. Patients often have concerns about where they may smoke their medicinal marijuana, however. Just a few locations in Illinois allow patients to consume medicinal marijuana due to the state’s stringent regulations.
The patient’s house is one of the most popular locations for medicinal marijuana smokers in Illinois. As long as they are not breaching any other rules, patients with a medical cannabis license are permitted to smoke in the quiet of their own homes. Smoking cannabis is highly forbidden and may have legal repercussions in public areas including parks, restaurants, and bars.
If a patient rents an apartment, they are entitled to use medicinal marijuana there provided their landlord agrees. It’s crucial to remember that landlords are not compelled to allow smoking inside of their rental properties, and many do not. Before using medicinal marijuana within their rental property, patients should first speak with their landlord.
Patients who wish to smoke medicinal marijuana have the option of going to dispensaries with lounges, such as Beyond Hello, that permit it. These lounges provide a secure and regulated atmosphere for patients to smoke since they are created especially for individuals who use medicinal cannabis. It is crucial to note that not all dispensaries provide lounges, so patients should contact their dispensary to confirm if they provide this option before visiting.
It’s also important to remember that Illinois does not permit the use of medicinal cannabis in any form inside any prison or other detention facility, on school property, on school buses, or in any other public area where smoking is forbidden by law.
Medical marijuana has become increasingly popular as a treatment option for a variety of medical conditions. However, one question that many patients have is whether their medical insurance will cover the cost of medical marijuana. In the state of Illinois, medical insurance does not cover medical marijuana.
This is because marijuana is still considered a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, meaning that it is illegal and has no recognized medical use. While many states, including Illinois, have legalized medical marijuana for certain medical conditions, the federal government still considers it illegal.
Since Medicare and Medicaid are federal programs, they are bound by federal law and cannot cover medical marijuana. Private insurance companies are also not required to cover the cost of medical marijuana, even if it is legal in the patient’s state.
However, some states have implemented laws that require insurance companies to cover the cost of medical marijuana. For example, in New Mexico, insurance companies are required to cover the cost of medical marijuana for patients who qualify for the state’s medical marijuana program. However, this is not the case in Illinois.
Patients who wish to use medical marijuana to treat their medical conditions must be prepared to pay for it out of pocket. The cost of medical marijuana can vary depending on the dispensary and the strain of marijuana being purchased. Some patients may also qualify for financial assistance programs offered by dispensaries or non-profit organizations.
It is important for patients to consult with their healthcare provider before using medical marijuana to ensure that it is the right treatment option for their condition. Patients should also do their research on the different strains of marijuana available and consult with a dispensary professional to find the strain that will best suit their needs.
Obtaining a medical cannabis card is a process that allows patients to access medical cannabis for the treatment of their medical conditions. However, one of the requirements to obtain a medical cannabis card in Illinois is that the patient must be a resident of the state.
Illinois has a residency requirement for medical cannabis patients. This means that only those who are residents of Illinois are eligible to apply for a medical cannabis card in the state. Patients must be able to provide proof of their residency in Illinois, such as a driver’s license or state ID card.
The residency requirement is in place to ensure that only residents of Illinois have access to medical cannabis. It is also important for patients to note that they must have a qualifying medical condition to be eligible for a medical cannabis card in Illinois. The qualifying conditions include cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other debilitating medical conditions.
The process of obtaining a medical cannabis card in Illinois requires patients to first consult with a physician who is registered with the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. The physician must confirm the patient’s qualifying medical condition and provide a written certification that recommends medical cannabis as a treatment option.
Once the certification has been obtained, the patient must then register with the Illinois Department of Public Health and pay the required application fee. The application process can be completed online or by mail, and patients must provide proof of their residency in Illinois, a copy of their certification, and a recent passport-style photo.
It is important to note that obtaining a medical cannabis card in Illinois does not give patients the right to use medical cannabis in any location they choose. Patients are only allowed to use medical cannabis in their own home or in a rental property where their landlord permits it. They can also use medical cannabis in dispensaries with lounges that allow it.
No, Illinois dispensaries don’t accept out-of-state medical cards. But adult state visitors over 21 can purchase recreational marijuana at dispensaries.
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* This is general information relating to qualifying as a medical patient, for the specific qualifying process and criteria a prospective patient should contact their applicable state regulator.