Who can purchase cannabis products?
Any adult with valid identification over the age of 21 can purchase cannabis products from our store.
What do I need to purchase adult use cannabis products?
You need to be over the age of 21 with a valid government issued picture ID that is scannable. At this time, Altius Dispensary is cash only and cannot accept debit or credit cards.
You can order in person or through our online order system for a quick pickup in store. Click below to view our current products, pricing, and to place an online order.
How much cannabis can I buy?
The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) limits the amount of cannabis adults can possess and therefore buy at any given time. These limits are different for Illinois residents and non-Illinois residents. Adults are allowed to purchase once per day.
Illinois Residents Possession Limits
30 grams of flower
5 grams of concentrates (including vape pens and cartridges)
500mg (0.5g) of infused products (edibles, topicals, tinctures, etc.)
Non-Illinois Residents Possession Limits
15 grams of flower
2.5 grams of concentrates (including vape pens and cartridges)
250mg (0.25g) of infused products (edibles, topicals, tinctures, etc.)
What forms of ID are accepted?
All IDs must be scannable, as required under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA). Identification must include a government issued ID, either state ID, Driver’s License, registration certificate issued under the Military Selective Service Act, or an identification issued to a member of the Armed Services, or other valid government issued ID. Any identification that is acceptable shall be valid and unexpired and contain a photograph and date of birth.
Additionally, a passport may be utilized, but unless it is accompanied by a second form of identification listing the purchaser’s current address, all passports will be categorized as ‘out of state’ residents. Passports must also be scannable in order to enter our store and purchase cannabis products.
Can I use my credit or debit card?
At this time, Altius Dispensary is cash only. We have 3 conveniently located ATMs on-site.
Where are you located and how can I contact you?
Altius Dispensary is located at 993 E. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073.
Visit our Contact Us page to send us a message.
How long has your store been open?
What are your hours of operation?
Altius Dispensary is open from 9AM to 9PM Monday through Thursday, 7AM to 10PM Friday and Saturday, and 7AM to 9PM on Sundays.
What products are available for purchase?
Where can I learn more about cannabis?
Visit our Recreational Cannabis page for some basics. There you can view a purchaser handbook which has lots of information regarding the law in Illinois, product types, consumption methods, dosage, effects, and information about the endocannabinoid system.
For additional information, check out our Order Online page where you can always see all products, their pricing, and descriptions.
Check us out on Leafly or I Heart Jane and view some of their in depth articles about the cannabis plant, its products, and its consumption.
Can I return cannabis products?
The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) explicitly forbids dispensaries from accepting returns of cannabis.
If you have an issue with a product and its quality, please contact us and we’ll do our best to make it right.
All products are produced by licensed manufacturers and arrive at our facility pre-packaged and sealed under the CRTA. These products are lab tested for potency and safety including e coli, mycotoxins, residual pesticides, residual solvents, and other safety features.
While these tests are some of the best and strictest quality assurance protocols in the nation for legal cannabis, sometimes products slip through that are not as described or defective. Unfortunately, we have little control over the products since those are created and packaged by manufacturers. However, we will work diligently to make right any issues you have as an adult use purchaser at our facility which may include store credit, refund, or other alternatives in case of defective products.
Please keep in mind, we do have to reach out to manufacturers to rectify any problems and generally they require some documentation, so please bear with us when making a product complaint and rest assured, we’ll do everything we can to assist you and make your experience shopping at Altius the best it can be.
How can I legally travel with cannabis?
A person may not use or possess in a vehicle, unless it is secured in a sealed, odor-proof, children resistant container that is kept reasonably inaccessible to the driver. This means cannabis products must be kept in a sealed, odor-proof, children resistant container, and out of the driver’s reach.
Remember, cannabis is still federally illegal, as well as illegal in all states surrounding Illinois for adult users. Possession is only legal in the state of Illinois for adult users. Do not take your cannabis products across any state line.
Do you sell medical cannabis?
Unfortunately, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) differentiates between Adult Use Cannabis Dispensaries and Medical Cannabis Dispensaries. As a result, here at Altius, we are not able to sell medical cannabis products at the medical cannabis tax rate. Any medical patient may visit and purchase from Altius, however they will have to pay the tax rate for adult use cannabis which can range from 20% to 40% depending on the product.
We are fighting hard to amend this section of the CRTA to increase access for medical patients.
How much cannabis should I consume?
Cannabis affects every person differently depending on the product and their body chemistry. Here at Altius, we always recommend adult users to ‘Start Low and Go Slow.’ You can always increase your dosage, but you cannot decrease your dosage after ingestion.
Visit our Purchaser Information to learn more about the products, potency, dosage, and safely using cannabis outlined in our Purchaser Handbook.
We recommend any smoking or vaporizing products are consumed with a single hit. Consumers should wait 10 to 15 minutes prior to further consumption to see the effects.
We recommend any ingestion of cannabis starts at 5mg. Consumers should wait two hours before increasing dosages. Ingestion of cannabis through edibles or other infused products can take up to two hours before the effects can be felt. All infused cannabis products in Illinois are split into portion sizes of 10mg or less per serving.
Where can I possess and consume cannabis legally?
The short answer is you can only consume cannabis on privately owned property like a private residence. Possession is more flexible as long as you keep your original packaging and remain away from restricted locations such as schools, parks, government buildings, and other public buildings.
If you’re driving, make sure your cannabis is sealed and out of your reach. Don’t forget cannabis is federally illegal and illegal for adult users in all surrounding states. Keep your cannabis in Illinois! Of course driving while intoxicated is still illegal. Do not operate any motor vehicles or heavy machinery after using cannabis or while under its influence.
For more information, see this FAQ published by the Department overseeing Adult Use Cannabis in Illinois. – IDFPR FAQ for Adult Use Purchasers
Here’s additional information directly from the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA):
The CRTA does not permit any person to engage in, and does not prevent the imposition of any civil, criminal, or other penalties for undertaking any task under the influence of cannabis when doing so would constitute negligence, professional malpractice, or professional misconduct; You cannot possess cannabis in a school bus, unless permitted for a qualifying patient or caregiver pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act; on the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school, unless permitted for a qualifying patient or caregiver pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act; in any correctional facility; in a vehicle not open to the public unless the cannabis is in a reasonably secured, sealed container and reasonably inaccessible while the vehicle is moving; or in a private residence that is used at any time to provide licensed child care or other similar social service care on the premises; You cannot use cannabis in a school bus, unless permitted for a qualifying patient or caregiver pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act; on the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school, unless permitted for a qualifying patient or caregiver pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act; in any correctional facility; in any motor vehicle; in a private residence that is used at any time to provide licensed child care or other similar social service care on the premises; in any public place; or knowingly in close physical proximity to anyone under 21 years of age who is not a registered medical cannabis patient under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act; You may not smoke cannabis in any place where smoking is prohibited under the Smoke Free Illinois Act.
You may not operate, navigate, or being in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while using or under the influence of cannabis in violation of Section 11-501 or 11-502.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code; facilitating the use of cannabis by any person who is not allowed to use cannabis under this Act or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act; transferring cannabis to any person contrary to this Act or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act; You may not use cannabis if you are a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, probation officer, or firefighter while on duty; or possess a school bus permit or a Commercial Driver’s License while on duty.
As used in this Section, “public place” means any place where a person could reasonably be expected to be observed by others. “Public place” includes all parts of buildings owned in whole or in part, or leased, by the State or a unit of local government. “Public place” does not include a private residence unless the private residence is used to provide licensed child care, foster care, or other similar social service care on the premises. Nothing in the Act prevents the arrest or prosecution of a person for reckless driving or driving under the influence of cannabis if probable cause exists. Nothing in the Act shall prevent a private business from restricting or prohibiting the use of cannabis on its property, including areas where motor vehicles are parked.
● Cannabis consumption can impair cognition and driving, is for adult use only, may be habit forming, and should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women or any person operating heavy machinery.
● Despite Illinois state laws, Cannabis is still federally illegal and cannot be transported across state lines.
● Edible cannabis-infused products were produced in a kitchen that may also process common food allergens.
● The effects of cannabis products can vary from person to person, and it can take as long as two hours to feel the effects of some cannabis-infused products. Carefully review the portion size information and warnings contained on the product packaging before consuming.
● No minors permitted on the premises. Distribution to persons under the age of 21 is prohibited.
● Transportation of cannabis or cannabis products across state lines is prohibited.
● A person may not attempt any task under the influence of cannabis that would constitute malpractice, negligence or professional misconduct.
● A person may not use in any public place – any place where a person could reasonably be expected to be seen by others. This includes restaurants, bars, movie theaters, parking lots, sidewalks, streets, stores, basically anywhere where there are people in a public place.
● A person may not use near anyone who is less than 21 years old (unless that patient has a medical authorization).
● A person may not use anywhere prohibited by Smoke-Free Illinois.
● A passenger may not use or possess on a school bus, except in the case of an approved medical marijuana case.
● A person may not use or possess in a correctional center, school, home daycare.
● A person may not use or possess in a vehicle, unless it is secured in a sealed, odor-proof, children resistant container that is kept reasonably inaccessible to the driver. This means cannabis products must be kept in a sealed, odor-proof, children resistant container, and out of the driver’s reach.