Ivy Hall Dispensary Peoria officially opened our doors on Wednesday December 15th, 2023. Our new location, nestled at 3929 W. War Memorial Drive, brings a fresh and vibrant energy to a building that once housed an Applebee’s restaurant.
As the first “sensory dispensary” in Illinois, our mission is to provide our community with a welcoming neighborhood destination that offers education, and an immersive cannabis experience. We’re not just a place to buy cannabis products; we aim to be a warm, inviting experiential dispensary with concierge-level service.
Our dispensary is majority-owned by African Americans and veterans, part of our commitment to social equity in the cannabis industry.
Our operating hours are tailored for your convenience: Monday to Thursday, we’re open from 9 AM. to 9 PM, on Fridays and Saturdays, we extend our hours till 10 PM, and on Sundays, you can visit us anytime between 10 AM and 6 PM.
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Ivy Hall Dispensary Peoria Ribbon Cutting
On December 20th, we celebrated our grand opening with a community Ribbon Cutting ceremony. It was an honor to have Peoria city officials and members of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce join us for this momentous occasion. The day kicked off with a guided store tour, followed by the official ribbon-cutting at 9:00 AM. Attendees enjoyed complimentary coffee and donuts provided by local favorite, Tadoughs, as they explored our sensory dispensary.
We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces and to introduce newcomers to our immersive cannabis experience. One attendee shared, “Ivy Hall is more than a dispensary—it’s a place where you can learn, explore, and feel welcomed.”
We extend our deepest thanks to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Peoria, and everyone who attended our grand opening. As we settle into our new home, we look forward to continuing our mission of destigmatizing cannabis use and providing a top-tier experience for all who visit.
More About Cannabis in Peoria, IL
Peoria, Illinois, has a dynamic and evolving cannabis industry. With the implementation of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, adults aged 21 and over in Illinois are legally allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis leaf/plant, and up to 500 milligrams of THC-infused products. However, it’s crucial to remember that driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal and can lead to severe penalties.
The city and county of Peoria have embraced the cannabis industry, supporting both retail outlets and manufacturing facilities for medical and adult-use products. However, regulations continue to evolve, highlighting the importance of staying informed about local and state laws.
Peoria Illinois Cannabis Laws
We’ve rounded up some of the top FAQs around the cannabis laws in Peoria.
What is the legal age to purchase cannabis in Peoria, IL?
You must be 21 years or older to legally purchase cannabis in Illinois. This law came into effect on January 1, 2020, when the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act was implemented, allowing adults over the age of 21 to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use. It’s important to note that this law applies to both residents and tourists.
How much cannabis can I legally possess in Peoria, IL?
Illinois residents aged 21 and older can possess up to 30 grams of cannabis leaf/plant, and up to 500 milligrams of THC-infused products. This also includes residents and tourists alike. However, it’s important to remember that possession limits apply to what you can carry at any one time, not what you can have in your home. Exceeding these possession limits can lead to penalties, including fines and potential jail time.
Do dispensaries track how much you buy Illinois?
Yes, dispensaries in Illinois are required to track customer purchases. This is to ensure that individuals do not exceed the legal purchase limit of 30 grams of cannabis flower or 500 milligrams of THC-infused products for Illinois residents aged 21 and over.
Can I consume cannabis in public in Peoria, IL?
No, public consumption of cannabis is prohibited. It’s only legal to consume cannabis on private property out of public view. This includes your own home and other private residences where the owner has given permission. However, landlords do have the right to prohibit cannabis use on their properties. Also, note that consuming cannabis in a vehicle, even if it’s parked on private property, is not allowed.
Can I drive under the influence of cannabis?
Absolutely not. Driving under the influence of cannabis is prohibited in Peoria, Illinois, and the rest of the U.S., regardless of the state’s marijuana laws. This prohibition is due to the fact that THC, the active compound in cannabis, has been shown to impair motor skills, reaction time, and decision-making abilities, all of which are crucial for safe driving.
Penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis can be severe and may include fines, license suspension, mandatory drug education classes, and even jail time. It’s essential to prioritize safety and abide by the law: If you’ve consumed cannabis, do not get behind the wheel.
Can I grow my own cannabis plants in Peoria, IL?
In Peoria, Illinois, only registered medical cannabis patients are allowed to grow up to five cannabis plants at their residence. This right is not extended to recreational users; only to those who hold a valid Medical Cannabis Card.
It’s important to note that the plants must be grown in a secured, locked space that is out of public view. Also, seeds for home cultivation can only be purchased from a licensed dispensary and cannot be given or sold to others.
Are there restrictions on where cannabis businesses can operate in Peoria, IL?
Yes, there are restrictions on where cannabis businesses can operate in Peoria, Illinois. The city of Peoria has set a cap on the number of cannabis dispensaries allowed to operate within the city limits. Certain neighborhoods have been declared off-limits for these businesses. Furthermore, the city council has the authority to make policy decisions regarding zoning restrictions for cannabis businesses. These businesses can’t be located within a certain distance of schools, daycare centers, and residential areas.
What are the operating hours for cannabis dispensaries in Peoria, IL?
Operating hours can vary by dispensary. At Ivy Hall Dispensary Peoria, we’re open Monday to Thursday from 9 AM to 9 PM, Fridays and Saturdays until 10 PM, and Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM. You can also order for pickup online Monday to Thursday from 9 AM to 10 PM, Fridays and Saturdays until 9 PM and Sundays from 9AM to 6 PM.
Be sure to check out the Ivy Hall Peoria store info for holiday hours.
Growing Cannabis Scene in Peoria
At Ivy Hall Dispensary Peoria, we’re passionate about the potential of cannabis to positively impact individuals and communities. We take pride in our comprehensive selection of offerings, from high-quality flower strains and edibles to potent concentrates, refreshing beverages, and soothing topicals. Beyond that, we also carry an exciting variety of trendy cannabis accessories and clothing. With the assistance of our knowledgeable budtenders, finding the perfect product to suit your needs is a seamless experience.
We’re more than just a dispensary—we’re part of the Peoria community. That’s why we’re committed to promoting social equity and inclusivity in the cannabis industry. Our majority ownership by African Americans and veterans is just one way we’re working towards this goal.
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We look forward to serving you and being a part of the vibrant Peoria community. See you soon!