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Illinois Tribes and Cannabis

Recreational Marijuana will be Legal in Illinois Effective Jan 1, 2020

June 27, 2019

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Adults 21 or older will be able to buy marijuana a state-licensed dispensaries. State residents will be able to possess 30 grams (1 ounce) and non-residents may have 15 grams.

Cannabis is legal for medical use. Recreational use is illegal but was decriminalized in July 2016. Possession under 10 grams is a $100-200 fine and no longer a misdemeanor.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Illinois.

Medical Marijuana is Legal in Illinois

Cannabis is legal for medical use.

No American Indian Marijuana Cultivation or Sales in Illinois

Illinois's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Illinois.

For a list of Illinois tribes and their locations, see our page about Illinois Tribes.

The State of Illinois has legalized marijuana for medical use, and the U.S. federal governament allows American Indian tribes to grow and sale marijuana on tribal lands. However, in Illinois there are no federally recognized tribes, and no Indian reservations. Therefore there are no tribal marijuana businesses.

See our page on Illinois Tribes for more information and history of the Illini or Illiniwek people.

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With no federally-recognized tribes, there are no cannabis opportunities for American Indian tribes in Illinois.