The Chicago Police Department has produced a video to explain the rules that will apply when recreational cannabis is legalized in Illinois next month. The video was posted to the police department’s Facebook page on Wednesday.
In the video, city police officers explain that beginning January 1, adults 21 and older will be allowed to consume marijuana recreationally. Adults will be permitted to possess and purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis, 5 grams of concentrate, and infused products containing up to 500 milligrams of THC.
The video notes that the home cultivation of cannabis will still be prohibited except for registered medical marijuana patients. Cannabis purchases will only be allowed at dispensaries licensed by the state. Private sales are illegal.
Police officers also explain that while recreational marijuana will become legal in the state on New Year’s Day, people won’t be permitted to light up or nosh on edibles anywhere they’d like. Under the new law, the consumption of cannabis products will be legal in private residences, although property owners and landlords will have the right to ban use by their tenants. Marijuana use will also be permitted in businesses that have been licensed by the state for