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Cannabis Information Center

Cannabis Information Center

As of January 1, 2020, recreational consumption, possession, and sales of cannabis products are legal in the State of Illinois. This website is your source of information on how this new state law affects the people of Chicago.

Cannabis Resource Fair: Informational Videos

On February 1, 2020, the City of Chicago hosted a cannabis resource fair to provide information to the public. The fair featured a variety of subject matter experts discussing cannabis-related topics, ranging from expungement of prior cannabis records to the process for starting a business in the cannabis industry. Videos from the fair's keynote interview and informational panels can now be found under the resources tab on this webpage.

While cannabis is legal in Illinois, it remains illegal under federal law.

If you are a non-citizen, working in the cannabis industry or consuming/possessing cannabis could impact your immigration or citizenship status. Consult an immigration attorney if you are a non-citizen with concerns about any potential impacts that working in the cannabis industry may have on your status.

Consumption & Possession

Understand the laws and regulations that apply to recreational consumption, possession, and sales of cannabis

Starting a Cannabis-Related Business

Summary of the requirements for cannabis businesses

Public Health & Safety

Learn more about cannabis and its effects on public health and safety

Public Engagement

Formal channels for public engagement related to adult-use cannabis

Dispensary Locations

Find adult-use cannabis dispensaries in Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about cannabis in Chicago