Maneuvering Through Marijuana Friendly Municipalities in Illinois: Where You Can Find Recreational Cannabis in IL (and Where You Can’t)
Exciting times are ahead for the state of Illinois, as recreational cannabis sales will officially begin at the beginning of the New Year. Illinois was the first state to legalize adult use recreational cannabis through their legislature—a historic day for the state’s government.
The State Left It Up to Communities Whether or Not to Permit Pot Sales
However, not all municipalities were quite as excited about recreational cannabis coming into their towns. Despite statewide cannabis legalization, the IL state government left it up to the individual cities, towns and municipalities to decide if they will permit sales.1 As a result, some communities went so far as to ban sales of recreational cannabis in their municipalities outright.2 This article will explore where you can find recreational cannabis in IL and where you can’t.
Here Are The Communities That Have Banned Recreational Cannabis Sales
The following communities have banned recreational cannabis sales (click on municipality name to read the corresponding news article, where available, regarding their decision to ban cannabis sales):
Winnetka: City officials decided not to ban cannabis sales until zoning codes can be updated. It is unclear when that will take place.
Illinois Communities That Will Allow Recreational Cannabis Sale in 2020
The following communities have decided to embrace the end of statewide cannabis prohibition and will have recreational cannabis available for sale in 2020:
Aurora: 4 dispensaries have been approved by the city of Aurora.
Buffalo Grove: 2 dispensaries have been approved but come with heavy restrictions. Consumptoin will not be allowed on the premises at these locations.
3812 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
5001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Maribis of Chicago
4570 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
Crystal Lake: Business may not grow cannabis but sales are allowed.
Edwardsville: With the vote to sell recreational cannabis tied 4-4, Edwardsville will sell adult use recreational cannabis in the New Year!
PDI Medical Dispensary
1623 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
The Clinic Mundelein
1325 Armour Boulevard
Mundelein, IL 60060
7953 West Grand Avenue
Elmwood park, IL 60707
3C Compassionate Care Center – Naperville
1700 Quincy Ave #103
Naperville, Il 60431
3C Compassionate Care Center – Joliet
1627 Rock Creek Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60431
Salveo Health & Wellness Dispensary
3104 North Main Street
Canton, IL 61520
Phoenix Botanical Dispensary
1704 South Neil Street C
Champaign, IL 61820
The Clinic Effingham
1101 Ford Avenue Suite C
Effingham, IL 62401
Maribis of Springfield
2272 North Grand Avenue East
Grandview, IL 62702
2696 McFarland Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Mapleglen Care Center
4777 Stenstrom Road
Rockford, IL 61109
- Illinois Weed Legalization Guide: Will your city or town sell marijuana? | abc7chicago.com. https://abc7chicago.com/business/will-your-city-or-town-sell-recreational-marijuana/5553943/.
- Where you can and can’t buy recreational marijuana in Illinois. Illinois Policy https://www.illinoispolicy.org/where-you-can-and-cant-buy-recreational-marijuana-in-illinois/ (2019).