No, there are no dispensing organizations in the City of Elgin. Although the city permits the operations of cannabis dispensaries within its limits under Ordinance No. G63-19, there are currently no marijuana dispensaries located in the city.
No. There are no cannabis dispensaries approved to dispense medical cannabis in Elgin. While medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to operate in the city, no such cannabis business has been established there.
You can only purchase cannabis online in Elgin if you order cannabis from dispensaries approved in other Illinois jurisdictions, as no businesses in Elgin are authorized to dispense cannabis.
There are no dispensaries to visit in the City of Elgin.
Although no approved dispensaries are currently in Elgin, local ordinances require potential cannabis in the city to abide by certain Elgin and Illinois regulations. These include:
Dispensaries may only begin operations within the city limits after obtaining the proper state license and city permit
Dispensaries may not be located 250 feet from a school, daycare home or center, or a publicly owned or operated park or forest preserve
On-premises consumption of cannabis is prohibited
A dispensary may not be established as an accessory use or component land use with another land use, except another cannabis dispensing organization
A cannabis dispensary may not include a drive-through facility
A dispensary may not be located within an apartment, house, condominium, or area zoned for residential use
No dispensary may operate before 6:00 a.m. or later than 10:00 p.m.
A dispensary may not be located within 1,500 feet of another dispensary
Dispensaries may only sell adult-use cannabis to persons aged 21 or older and medical marijuana to registered patients or designated and approved caregivers
Elgin recreational cannabis laws were adopted from the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA) which legalized adult-use cannabis for Illinoisians aged 21 and over on January 1, 2020. Under Illinois recreational cannabis law, it is legal to:
Possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower or up to 500 milligrams of THC contained in cannabis-infused products for personal use
Cultivate up to 5 cannabis plants for personal use, provided that the plants are kept in a secure, enclosed location
Use cannabis on private property with the property owner's permission
It is illegal to:
Use cannabis in public or in a manner that endangers others
Possess or use cannabis on the grounds of a school, daycare center, or correctional facility
Sell or distribute cannabis to anyone under the age of 21
The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act allows for the sale, possession, production, and use of medicinal marijuana in Elgin. The state Department of Public Health is responsible for regulating the medical cannabis program in the state, which is open to registered patients, caregivers, and doctors in Elgin. To qualify for the program, patients in Elgin must have one of the qualifying debilitating conditions listed by the state. Minors in Elgin can also access medical cannabis with the help of their parents or guardians.
With a valid Illinois medical marijuana card, patients and caregivers in Elgin can purchase up to 2.5 ounces (71 grams) of usable cannabis every 14 days. Sometimes, patients may request that their doctor approve them to access additional cannabis if needed. Only the dispensary designated by the patient on their original registration application form is allowed to sell medicinal cannabis to the patient. The Medical Cannabis Selection Form allows patients to change their dispensary choices at any time at no cost to them.
It is illegal for any business owner in Elgin to discriminate against a medical marijuana patient or caregiver based on their status as a patient or caregiver. Patients and their caregivers are permitted to cultivate their own cannabis in Elgin. Patients are allowed to cultivate up to five cannabis plants, but these plants must be grown in secure locations that are not visible to the public and must be located on private properties or other properties with the owner's permission. The cultivated plants must also not be taller than 5 inches.
In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Elgin, individuals must meet specific requirements set forth by state law. These requirements include being an Elgin resident, at least 18 years old, and having a medical marijuana certification for a qualifying medical condition. Persons who hold school bus driver permits or commercial driver's licenses or are active-duty law enforcement officers, correctional officers, or firefighters are not eligible for a medical marijuana card. Some medical conditions that may qualify for a medical marijuana certification or recommendation include lupus, cachexia, autism, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Hepatitis C, and Crohn's disease.
After determining your eligibility for a medical marijuana card in Naperville, you may submit an application via the Illinois Cannabis Tracking System (ICTS). On the ICTS site, the following are required:
Proof of residency in Elgin
Your Illinois physician-issued medical cannabis certification
A passport-size photo
Proof of age and identity using two separate documents (Illinois driver's license, voter ID card, utility bill, bank statement, or Illinois-issued ID card)
Application fee payment ($50 for a one-year card, $100 for a two-year card, and $125 for a three-year card)
Medical records from your Veterans Administration (VA) for the past 12 months if you are receiving treatment from a VA
You can check the status of your medical marijuana card application via the ICTS. Once your application is approved, you can print your card from your profile on the ICTS. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card in Elgin, refer to the Qualifying Patient Application Instructions on the Illinois state Department of Public Health website.
Cannabis consumption is legal in private Elgin properties or homes. If you reside in a rented apartment, you must obtain permission from the property owner or landlord.
There are no cannabis dispensaries in Elgin to visit to purchase cannabis.
There are no dispensaries located in Elgin. Hence, Elgin residents purchase cannabis from other Illinois jurisdictions where dispensaries exist.
The most popular weed strains purchased by Elgin residents are Gorilla Glue, Ice Cream Cake, and Blue Dream.
No. Cannabis smoking in public is illegal.
Persons aged 21 or older in Elgin can possess up to:
30 grams of cannabis flower
5 grams of cannabis in concentrated form
500 milligrams of THC in cannabis-infused items
Non-Illinois residents are allowed to possess only half of these limits.
No. Shipping cannabis in Elgin is illegal, as cannabis shipment across state lines is a federal offense.
You cannot order cannabis online from Elgin as there are no dispensaries there. However, you can order online from other Illinois jurisdictions.
No. There are no approved 24-hour weed dispensaries in Elgin
No. There are no dispensaries in Elgin for tourists or locals to visit.
You need a valid, government-issued ID showing you are 21 or older to enter an adult-use dispensary in Illinois. However, there are no medical or recreational cannabis dispensaries in Elgin.
There are no cannabis dispensing organizations in Elgin.
Although there are no dispensaries in the city, potential dispensaries in the city are required to scan the IDs of visitors to ensure cannabis is only sold to authorized persons.
There are no weed dispensaries in the City of Elgin.
No weed dispensaries operate in the city. However, cannabis purchases are typically completed using cash in other Illinois jurisdictions.
There are no dispensaries in Elgin. However, Illinois law has no restrictions limiting the number of dispensaries cannabis buyers may visit in one day.
Elgin does not have cannabis dispensaries. However, cannabis dispensaries do not typically accept health insurance.
While you cannot yet purchase cannabis from an authorized dispensary in the city, state law requires Illinois dispensaries to track weed purchases.
To enter a recreational dispensary anywhere in Illinois, you must be 21 or older. You can enter a medical marijuana dispensary if you are 18 or older and possess an Illinois medical marijuana card.
Medical cannabis operations in the City of Elgin are regulated by the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), while the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) regulates adult-use cannabis activities in the city. The addresses of the regulating agencies are listed below:
Illinois Department of Public Health
122 S. Michigan Avenue, 7th and 20th Floors
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 814-2793
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
555 West Monroe Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Phone: (312) 793-7090
To report illegal cannabis activities in Elgin, you may contact the following: