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Marijuana Dispensaries in Rockford, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

Average price of an 8th in Rockford

The average price of an 8th in Rockford is $64. Some of the strains at this price include Cherry Chem, Lime Sorbet, S.C. Slimer, Face Mint, Katsu Bubba Kush, Green Line OG, Indica Shake, Bio Jesus, Sativa Shake, Island Sweet Skunk, Kosher Kush, MAC, and Blueberry Headband. Other strains include Holy Grail Kush at $59, Mandarin Cookies at $60, Meltdown at $65, Chocolate Mint OG at $50, Cuvée at $50, and Jack Herer at $60. 

Most popular strain in Rockford

The most popular strain in Rockford is Cherry Chem. It is an indica-dominant hybrid with a strong cherry scent and a diesel smell. Cherry Chem has a sweet candy flavor when inhaled and a fuel after-taste when exhaled. Jack Herer is another favorite strain in Rockford. It is a sativa-dominant strain with an orange-lemon taste and scent. 

Laws and regulations in Rockford 

  • Smoking of cannabis is only permitted indoors away from children and public view.

  • Dispensaries and storefronts must have a valid state license in order to operate.

  • Property owners are permitted to determine the rules regarding the use of recreational cannabis on their premises.

  • It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis. 

  • Adults at least 21 years of age can legally purchase and consume cannabis products.

  • It is illegal to use cannabis products in any public place or inside a motor vehicle.

Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Rockford 

Illinois residents above 21 years of age may legally possess and consume up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, edibles containing 500 milligrams of THC, and five grams of concentrates. Non-residents are permitted to possess half the amount residents can legally possess. Cultivation and harvest of cannabis plants are prohibited unless you are a medical patient. Medical marijuana patients can grow up to five cannabis plants in a private and secure premise. 

Difference between a storefront and a dispensary

In a legal adult-use, or recreational, storefront, adults 21 years and older don’t need a medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis products, while in a dispensary, medical patients must have a valid marijuana card to buy marijuana.

A patient has to be diagnosed by a physician and have records about their condition to gain access to a dispensary, while in a storefront, you don’t need any medical records to buy cannabis. 

Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical 

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is consumed without any medical justification whereas medical cannabis is consumed to treat a debilitating medical condition.

Adults can consume up to 500 milligrams of recreational cannabis infused with THC. In contrast, medical patients can be prescribed for cannabis products with higher amounts of THC.

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is consumed without having any diagnosed medical condition or symptom. However, medical cannabis is consumed to treat a diagnosed debilitating condition or symptom.

Medical patient benefits in Rockford 

  • Medical marijuana products are exempt from sales tax, making them more affordable for patients.

  • Medical patients 18 years and above can purchase and consume cannabis, whereas  adult consumers must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Medical patients can get access to cannabis products of higher amounts of THC than recreational users. 

  • Medical marijuana patients are given priority over adult consumers and are not required to wait in line at dispensaries.

Medical marijuana information in Rockford 

Medical marijuana patients should be residents of Rockford and show proof of residency with a valid government ID.

If the patient has no ID, a bank statement, utility bill, or any other document that proves the patient is a resident of Rockford can be used.

Patients can personally meet with the physician to confirm if he/she has a certified medical condition or online with a certified telemedicine doctor.

The medical marijuana recommendation is submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health for evaluation.

Patients must create an online account through the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry, and pay the registration fee, which may range from $50 to $250, and then the patients will receive a valid MMJ Card. 

Patients below 18 years old with a diagnosed medical condition can qualify for a medical marijuana card. However, they have to be accompanied by a guardian or a caregiver.

Where does the Rockford tax revenue go? 

Rockford cannabis tax revenue is used to implement projects by the government. The funds are used to address the effects of domestic violence in families within Rockford. Part of the money is routed back into the cannabis industry to support farmers and small businesses. The remaining portion is used to sponsor students from low-income families to access college and university education. 

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