Illinois has an excise tax as high as 25%. Medical patients are exempt from this tax, recreational patients are not.
You must be 21+ to buy recreationally, but only 18 for medicinal use.
The dispensary will give you priority over recreational users, allowing you to skip the line and experience a speedy transaction.
Medical patients can buy more medicine than rec users, and have access to larger inventories.
Grow Your Own
Illinois patients are allowed to grow up to five plants per household.