Adult Use Recreational Cannabis
Illinois state law allows adults over the age of 21 to legally consume, purchase, and possess cannabis, with certain restrictions. The information on this page is provided to help answer many of the questions which residents may have about the consumption of cannabis in the Champaign city limits. Residents may also wish to consult the following resources to learn more about the regulation of recreational cannabis in Champaign and the state of Illinois.
Champaign’s City Ordinances Regarding Recreational Cannabis
- Cannabis Ordinance (Chapter 10.5)
- Zoning Requirements for Cannabis Business Establishments
- Municipal Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax
State Law Legalizing Recreational Cannabis
Informational Video About Adult Use Cannabis
Frequently Asked Questions
• In any public place. A public place is anywhere a person could reasonably be expected to be observed by others. This includes but is not limited to sidewalks, parking lots, and parks, as well as buildings and businesses both public and private.
• Inside any motor vehicle.
• On school grounds, including daycares, preschools, primary and secondary schools.
• On colleges and university campuses that have chosen to restrict or prohibit cannabis on school property.
• In a rental unit if the property owner, such as the landlord or homeowner, chooses to prohibit use on their property.
• In a private residence that is used at any time to provide licensed childcare or other similar social service care on the premises.
• In close physical proximity to individuals under the age of 21.
• In close physical proximity to any on-duty school bus driver, police officer, firefighter, or corrections officer.
• Smoking cannabis is prohibited in any location where smoking tobacco is prohibited by the Smoke Free Illinois Act, including hospitals, restaurants, retail stores, offices, and other commercial businesses.
• Operating, navigating or being in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while using or under the influence of cannabis.
• Use of cannabis by a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, probation officer or firefighter while on duty.
• Use of cannabis by a person who has a school bus driver’s permit or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) while on duty.
• Driving under the influence and reckless driving based on THC impairment may continue to be charged by law enforcement.
All information provided on this page is intended for general informational purposes only. The information provided on this webpage does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice, and cannot be relied upon as legal advice or as a defense to any proceeding. The information does not cover everything that may be applicable in the law or to any one person’s individual circumstances. Individuals are encouraged to review the State of Illinois’ Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, and to seek personalized legal advice for any specific questions they may have.