Dos and don'ts
Recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois starting January 1, 2020
Chicago will have 11 dispensaries open for business
The City has laid out some rules for recreational marijuana use
Q: Where can it be consumed?
A: In private locations. This means NOT in the public streets, sidewalks, or parks. The Mayor has issued additional statements to clarify what constitutes a private location, including the porch or yard of a house.
Q: What if I live in an apartment?
A: Your landlord may prohibit you from smoking in your apartment, just like with tobacco products.
Q: Who can consume it?
A: Adults aged 21 and over. There are differences in the amounts you can purchase based on whether you're an Illinois resident or not.
Q: What about in a car?
A: It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. It is illegal to consume it in any motor vehicle, even if parked. However, you can transport legal marijuana in a car if it is in a sealed, odor-proof, child-resistant package while being transported.
Q: Can I take it with me?
A: It remains illegal to transport marijuana across state lines. Do not transport it out of Illinois, whether in a car, train, plane, boat, bus, etc.