On July 25th, 2019, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana use in the United States. This law came into effect as of January 1st, 2020 bringing joy to licensed growers, seed banks, dispensaries, medical and recreational customers. While this advancement has many people in a better mood, it does have some people asking questions regarding the rules of purchasing and quantities, etc.

Who Can Make a Purchase?

Residents and non-residents will be able to buy cannabis seeds and cannabis-infused products if you are 21 years of age or older.

How Much Can You Buy?

As a purchaser of cannabis and cannabis-related products, you are probably delighted at this new law coming into effect. However, it’s important to keep in mind that you can fill your kitchen cupboards with your favorite products unless you want to risk being charged with an offense. The permitted quantities for residents purchasing are as follows from the Illinois Policy:

  • 30 grams of marijuana (flower)
  • A 500 milligrams THC limit in any cannabis-infused product
  • 5 grams of cannabis concentrate

Non-residents have a slightly different purchasing limit and it is as follows:

  • 15 grams of marijuana (flower)
  • A 250 milligrams THC limit in any cannabis-infused product
  • 2.5 grams of cannabis concentrate

When purchasing from dispensaries, there is an important detail to follow for the ride home. Remember to keep your product in an airtight, odor proof and childproof container. It must be sealed and unable for children to access. Failure to do this is considered a Class A misdemeanor by the state of Illinois.


On the other hand, you may want to try your hand at growing your own medicine in IL. With the new law of being able to grow 5 cannabis plants in IL if you are a med card holder, many people are now looking to purchase seeds.

It may make it a little confusing when having to purchase seeds on where to go to buy seeds for germination. Mosca Seeds has been a leader in the cannabis industry with award winning genetics and vigorous attention to quality control. They take special care in cultivating quality seeds for their custoners. They even provide you with information on how to grow your plants after you’ve purchased seeds. You can see read more at https://moscaseeds.com/.