Where Can I Buy Weed in Chicago?

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Where Can I Buy Weed in Chicago?

Wondering where you can buy weed in Chicago? The answer to that depends on the law, at the moment, you can buy weed from a medical dispensary and nowhere else. But what about starting January 1st, 2020? Weed will be legalized for recreational use in Chicago and new retail permits will be issued as of May 1st, 2020. When this legislation kicks in there are going to be a plethora of retailers for you to choose from!

Searching for Where to Buy Weed Online?

You're not alone. Over the last 12 months Google Trends report a rise in the number of searches for 'buy weed' in the Chicago area. In fact, there are more than 25 searches made for where to buy weed in Chicago on a daily basis, with about a 100 people searching on a good day. This shows the potential demand there is for the growth of the cannabis industry in Chicago.

'Where to buy weed near me' seems to be the most prevalent search term. Further to this, people are beginning to ask for weed delivery in Chicago. Could such a thing be possible? Could you order weed online and have it delivered to your door? You can in other states, and it may be possible depending on the laws in Illinois as well.

Can You Order Weed Online?

If you qualify for a medical marijuana card then you can already pre-order weed online, and pick it up at a dispensary near you or have it delivered if you qualify. Illinois law states that you can have weed deliveries made in Illinois as long as you are taking cannabis for medicinal use.  Ordering weed online for recreational use is illegal in Chicago. You can examine what the law says exactly by visiting the Chicago Sun Times.

If you live in another state where you are legally allowed to buy weed online for recreational use, then weed delivery is a booming business. With country-wide legal cannabis sales expected to top the $57bn mark by 2027; online weed delivery in Chicago is poised to expand rapidly. Online ordering and delivery of weed doesn't just benefit the consumer by providing convenience, it also boosts the economy, provides jobs and creates additional tax revenue.

The short answer then, is that you cannot buy weed online in Chicago unless you have a medical marijuana card. As of the 1st January 2020, you should be able to order weed online, since numerous businesses are poised and ready to meet the anticipated market demand.

How Soon Can I Order Cannabis in Chicago?

You should check with your local dispensary to find out. It may be that the dispensaries are already taking reservations. If this is the case, it is highly recommended that you take advantage of this opportunity. It is expected that there will be long queues, stock sell-outs and lack of choices to contend with when that day comes.

This isn't speculation either, there is a precedent. When weed was first legalized in Canada back in 2018 it just took two days for their stock to run low. After Nevada legalized weed it had run out in just a week. In this instance, buying cannabis online in Chicago may be your best option.

The New Laws on Ordering Cannabis (Online or Otherwise)

So, we have established that the regulations are changing in January and that you can subsequently start buying weed online in Chicago. But how will the law actually affect us? Well you won't be able to smoke in public places and recreational use will be confined to indoors, and home use. Although existing dispensaries will be the only place you can buy weed in Chicago until the first of May 2020; new permits will then be issued for other places to legally sell recreational marijuana.

When the law comes into effect, those who are in jail serving a sentence for possession of less than thirty grams of marijuana will be able to apply to have their case reviewed. You also won't be able to grow cannabis plants unless you have a valid medical marijuana card. These users are further limited to only 5 plants for personal use, per individual.

It will be legal to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana flower or up to500mg of THC contained in edibles for personal use. You must be over the age of 21 to be legally allowed to order marijuana online – or anywhere else. If you want to read the full implications or watch the news clip of the announcement, you can visit ABC7.

Buying Recreational Weed Will Be Big Business for Chicago

Whatever happens with regards to the ability to order cannabis online; Chicago is going to have a huge economic boost from the legalization process. A terrific example of this is the economic boost Colorado saw after legalization. They applied a 15% excise tax on the growers, then added a 15% sales tax on the dispensaries. As a state, Colorado went on to receive $1.4bn in taxes from cannabis sales. During the same year they only made $45 million from alcohol taxes.

Applied to Chicago, this could mean extra revenue that goes towards schools, council buildings, libraries and public spaces. Although weed might be scarce immediately after legalization, weed delivery services are going to flourish – and particularly those situated in the suburbs or immediately outside of the city.

 How much will it cost?

Products will also be subject to a 3 percent tax in the city of Chicago and a state tax that varies depending on the level of THC in the product. Tetrahydrocannabinol is marijuana's psychoactive component. If a product has a concentration of less than 35 percent THC, it will face a 10 percent tax. Cannabis-infused products with more than 35 percent THC will have a 20 percent tax, and marijuana with more than a 35 percent THC concentration will have a 25 percent tax.

 How much can you have?

Illinois residents can have up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of concentrate and no more than 30 milligrams of THC in a cannabis-infused product.

Medical patients can have more under certain conditions and can grow up to five plants in their home.

 Non-Illinois residents, including tourists, can have 15 grams of cannabis flower, 2.5 grams of concentrate and no more than 250 milligrams of THC in an infused product.

 Where can you buy it?

Here’s a list of state-approved licensed dispensaries that can begin selling on Jan. 1, 2020.



License Holder


Dispensary Name


Address & Phone Number

GTI Mundelein, LLC

The Clinic Mundelein

1325 Armour Boulevard Mundelein, Illinois 60060

(847) 616-8966

3C Compassionate Care Centers, LLC

3C Compassionate Care Center – Joliet

1627 Rock Creek Blvd.

Joliet, IL 60431

(815) 773-9300

3C Compassionate Care Centers, LLC

3C Compassionate Care Center – Naperville

1700 Quincy Ave. #103

Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 369-4000

NH Medicinal Dispensaries

The Clinic Effingham

1101 Ford Ave. Ste.

C Effingham, IL 62401

Evergreen Dispensary, LLC

Salveo Health & Wellness Dispensary

3104 N. Main Street Canton, Illinois 61520

(309) 647-9333


Phoenix Farms of Illinois, LLC


Phoenix Botanical Dispensary

1704 S Neil St. C Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 441-2076


MedMar Rockford, LLC



2696 McFarland Rd

Rockford, IL 61107

(815) 314-1900


MedMar Lakeview, LLC



3812 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 698-8182


PDI Medical III, LLC


PDI Medical Dispensary

1623 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (224) 377-9734


FloraMedex, LLC



7955 W. Grand Ave.

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

(708) 452-7688


Mapleglen Care Center, LLC


Mapleglen Care Center

4777 Stenstrom Rd.

Rockford, IL 61109

(779) 368-5154


Gentle Ventures, LLC



5001 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

(312) 620-3333


Maribis of Springfield, LLC


Maribis of Springfield

2272 North Grand Ave. East Grandview, IL 62702



Maribis of Chicago, LLC


Maribis of Chicago

4570 S. Archer Ave. Chicago, IL 60632

(888) 888-5501

Healthway Services of West Illinois, LLC


Zen Leaf St. Charles

3714 Illinois Ave.  St. Charles, IL 60174 (630) 377-7373


Pharmacann LLC



161 S. Lincolnway Ste 301 North Aurora, IL 60542

(630) 264-0890


Pharmacann LLC



1816 S. Arlington Heights Rd.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (847) 755-2992


Pharmacann LLC



4104 Columbus St.

Ottawa, IL 61350

(815) 234-9189

Midwest Compassion

Center Inc.



1335 Lakeside Dr. Unit 4

Romeoville, IL 60446

(630) 359-3213


MME Evanston Retail, LLC


MME Evanston

1804 Maple Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 424-0140



MOCA Modern Cannabis

2847 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 722-6622


New Age Care, LLC


New Age Care

2015 E. Euclid Ave. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 (224) 801-2015


Terra Herbal Health LLC



8195 Express Dr.

Marion, IL 62959

(618) 969-8217


Curative Health, LLC


Columbia Care

4758 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630



HealthCentral LLC


HCI Alternatives

1014 Eastport Plaza Dr. Collinsville, IL 62234



HealthCentral LLC


HCI Alternatives

628 E. Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701


Harborside Illinois Grown

Medicine, Inc.


Mission Illinois

8554 S. Commercial Ave.

Chicago, IL 60617


Nature’s Treatment of the Quad Cities,



Nature’s Treatment

973 Tech Dr.

Milan, IL 61264


Herbal Remedies Dispensaries,



Herbal Remedies Dispensary

44440 Broadway St. Ste. 1

Quincy, IL 62305



EarthMed LLC



852 S. Westgate St. Addison, IL 60101



The Herbal Care Center, Inc.

The Herbal Care Center

1301 S. Western Ave.

Chicago, 60608


Chicago Alter-

native Health Center, LLC


Midway Dispensary

5648 S. Archer Ave. Chicago, IL 60638



Transactions Holdings, LLC


Seven Point

1132 Lake St.

Oak Park, IL 60301 (424) 330-2194


Union Group of Illinois, LLC


Zen Leaf Chicago

6428 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60631

(872) 304-3113


NuMed Chicago LLC


NuMed Chicago

1308 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60642

(773) 687-8480


NuMed East Peoria LLC

NuMed East Peoria

504 Riverside Dr. East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 839-1330


NuMed Urbana LLC


NuMed Urbana

105 E. University Ave.

Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 607-2867

Source: https://www.idfpr.com/LicenseLookup/AdultUseDispensaries.pdf

 Where can you use it?

Not in public places. State law bans consumption anywhere you can be observed by others in public and near other smoke-free spots. There aren’t current plans for on-site consumption in cafes or bars in Chicago, either.

People are prohibited from having an open container of cannabis in a vehicle, including passengers. Chicago police officers are being trained on new policy.

Unlawful possession—including consuming in a prohibited place or having more than is legally allowed—will garner a $50 fine for the first offense and $100 for those that happen within 30 days after that.

Looking to Buy Weed in Chicago, or Online?

The legalization process has taken years of campaigning, public support and it has been a long time coming. Chicago is going to be a big part of the movement when Illinois becomes the eleventh state to legalize marijuana. The rest of the world is watching and they all want to know where they can buy weed online, too.

Continue browsing LeafyMate.com for your pre-order of weed.


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