Illinois Real Estate & Cannabis Regulations

Cannabis Status: Open

The Illinois Cannabis Real Estate market recently came onto the market at the beginning of 2020 and offers a large opportunity in a thriving area. On our website we have many properties listed for cannabis use in Illinois and we have published our team’s research on Illinois demographics, market analysis, taxation, cannabis regulations and more to help you find the right location in this up and coming market.

Name: Illinois
Population: 12,740,000
Median Income: $62,992
Cannabis Uses: Retail, Distribution, Delivery, Cultivation, Manufacturing, Testing
State Cannabis Overview: Illinois has the 6th largest population and along with Michigan, the state legalized cannabis in the beginning of 2020 as well. Large metropolitan areas such as Chicago and its surrounding areas allow for potential-rich opportunities

Illinois Cannabis & Commercial Real Estate Research

Uses: Retail, Distribution, Delivery, Cultivation, Manufacturing, Testing

Distance Requirement: Within 1000 feet of perimeter of school grounds, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park or library, game arcade in which admission is not restricted to age

Cap of Business for Adult-Use Dispensaries:

  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin: 47
  • St Louis: 4
  • Peoria: 3
  • Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan: 3
  • West Central illinois nonmetropolitan: 3
  • Rockford: 2
  • East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan: 2
  • South Illinois Nonmetropolitan: 2

Tax Rate:

  • Infused food and beverages come with a 20% marijuana excise tax.
  • All other cannabis products containing 35% THC or less are subject to a 10% excise tax.
  • All other cannabis products containing more than 35% THC are subject to a 25% excise tax.
  • On top of that there’s a 6.25% statewide retail sales tax, and potentially other local municipal taxes (which may run up to 3%).

Medical is taxed at 1%

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Available Illinois Cannabis Business & Property Listings

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