Yes, there are a few marijuana dispensaries in Bolingbrook. No provision of the Village Code of Ordinances prohibits establishing cannabis dispensaries within the municipality’s borders. Per Section 12-453 of the Bolingbrook Code of Ordinances, the village may have up to three cannabis dispensaries. However, they must obtain the necessary licenses at the state and local levels.
Illinois, Bolingbrook's home state, legalized recreational cannabis for adults 21 years and older after it enacted the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. The passage of this Act paved the way for adult-use marijuana dispensaries in Illinois. As of early 2024, one Illinois-licensed cannabis dispensary operates in Bolingbrook.
Bolingbrook does not prohibit medical cannabis dispensaries within its boundaries and has one licensed medical marijuana dispensary. The state enacted the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act in 2013, legalizing medical marijuana for patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions. Eligible patients in Illinois got legal access to medical cannabis following the passage of this Act, as it provided for establishing medical marijuana dispensaries across the state.
Adults 21 years and older and eligible cannabis patients in Bolingbrook can purchase marijuana online from the licensed marijuana dispensary in the village and from other parts of Illinois. However, Illinois does not permit cannabis delivery across the state, meaning anyone buying cannabis online in Bolingbrook must pick up their orders at the physical locations of the state-licensed online dispensaries.
The dispensary in Bolingbrook and others in nearby cities can serve the marijuana needs of Bolingbrook residents and visitors. Non-Illinois residents in Bolingbrook cannot purchase more than half the amount of cannabis Illinois residents can buy at licensed dispensaries. Illinois-licensed dispensaries require adults 21 years and older to provide valid ID cards. Similarly, registered medical marijuana cards must come with their Illinois medical marijuana cards. While at the dispensary, customers may ask questions and request help from dispensary employees. Out-of-state visitors in Bolingbrook cannot leave Illinois with any amount of cannabis purchased in the village.
The following Illinois dispensary laws are applicable in every municipality in the state, including Bolingbrook:
In compliance with Illinois marijuana laws, cultivating marijuana at home for recreational use is prohibited in Bolingbrook. It is illegal for anyone younger than 21 to possess or consume recreational cannabis. They may only obtain marijuana from Illinois-licensed marijuana dispensaries. Otherwise, they may be charged with illegal possession of cannabis.
The following are medical cannabis laws in Bolingbrook:
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) accepts medical marijuana card applications from every part of the state, including Bolingbrook, online via the state's Cannabis Tracking System. The Medical Cannabis Patient Program (MCPP) under the IDPH issues marijuana cards to eligible patients in the state. Applicants must first create an online account using the Cannabis Tracking System before proceeding with their applications. The IDPH provides Application Resources to help applicants through the online application process.
While completing the online application form, an applicant must have the following documents ready for upload:
It is legal to consume marijuana in approved on-site consumption lounges in Bolingbrook. Similarly, cannabis users can consume marijuana in their private residences. The village prohibits the consumption of marijuana in public.
Bolingbrook residents can purchase marijuana from the licensed dispensary in the village or in nearby towns or cities. They can browse the online menu of the dispensaries they intend to visit to have a foreknowledge of the products on their shelves. They may also pre-order such products online if they wish. Registered cannabis products must hold their medical marijuana cards, while adults needing recreational cannabis must present valid IDs at the dispensaries. Consumers should also carry some cash for payments, especially if they are visiting dispensaries without on-site ATMs.
In Bolingbrook, cannabis consumers can get high-quality marijuana at about $350 per ounce, while medium-quality costs an average of $295 per ounce. The actual price may be lower or higher, depending on the marijuana strain, dispensary location, and the dispensary.
Several strains of cannabis are available for medical and recreational marijuana consumers in Bolingbrook at the state-licensed weed dispensary in the village. The most popular ones include Blue Dream, Zkittlez, Blue Cheese, Banana Kush, and Afghan Kush.
No. Smoking marijuana in public is prohibited in Bolingbrook.
Marijuana possession limits in Illinois depend on consumers' residency status. Under the state marijuana laws, recreational cannabis consumers may possess the following amounts of adult-use marijuana in Bolingbrook:
In Bolingbrook, the marijuana possession limit for eligible cannabis patients is 2.5 grams of medical cannabis within a 14-day period. Some patients may be able to possess more quantities of cannabis if their ailments require it. However, their physicians must justify the need for additional amounts of cannabis.
It is unlawful and a federal offense to ship marijuana across state lines into Bolingbrook. Cannabis remains a prohibited substance under federal laws.
Yes, cannabis consumers may order cannabis online in Bolingbrook, but they cannot have it delivered to them. Anyone ordering marijuana products must visit the dispensary in person to pick them up.
No, the dispensary in Bolingbrook does not operate all-day. Illinois prohibits dispensaries from operating 24 hours daily.
Yes. Tourists in Bolingbrook with valid government-issued IDs showing they are 21 or older may use the dispensary in the village.
Yes. Anyone visiting dispensaries in Bolingbrook should expect the employees at the dispensaries to request their valid government-issued IDs.
Currently, the only Illinois-licensed dispensary with an outlet in Bolingbrook is Ivy Hall.
Yes, the dispensary in Bolingbrook scans consumers’ IDs before selling marijuana products. Illinois marijuana law requires licensed cannabis dispensaries to scan customers' IDs.
There is only one weed dispensary in Bolingbrook as of early 2024.
No licensed dispensary in Illinois, including the one in Bolingbrook, takes credit cards.
There is only one marijuana dispensary in Bolingbrook that a consumer can visit in one day.
The weed dispensary in Bolingbrook does not take health insurance. No Illinois-licensed weed dispensary takes health insurance from marijuana consumers, including medical cannabis patients.
Yes. Illinois marijuana laws mandate every licensed marijuana dispensary in the state, including the one in Bolingbrook, to track marijuana sales using Bio Track.
Yes. Registered medical cannabis patients aged 18 in Bolingbrook can enter the marijuana dispensary in the village, provided they have valid Illinois medical marijuana cards.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) regulates cannabis in Bolingbrook and other parts of Illinois. Their contact information is maintained on the department's website.
Contact the IDFPR at 1 (888) 473-4858 to file reports of illegal cannabis activities in Bolingbrook or call the Bolingbrook Police Department at (630) 226-8620.