Illinois resident have taken to lining up by the thousands at a handful of concessions licensed by the local criminal organization posing as a government in order to purchase a herbal remedy that will assist them in forgetting the suffering that comes with being residents of Illinois (archived). Of all fiat jurisdictions misrepresenting regulation of this agricultural product as "legalization", the criminals running Illinois have implemented one of the most onerous regimes. Every aspect of the Illinois regime has been designed to maximize taxation potential down to a effective ban on home cultivation of this very home growable crop gated behind a mountain of "medical use" paperwork shuffling.
As in other fiat jurisdictions making this policy twist, Illinois lacks the resources to enforce any of their paper wank outside of the concessionaires that chose to sign the papers. The actual market price of cannabis in Illinois is likely to drop well below level necessary for the concessionaires to maintain themselves in compliance within the next two years. What else can be expected from clerks imagining an easy growing herb nicknamed "weed" is instead some sort of finnicky cash crop? Sorry for your laws.