Downers Grove, IL asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois

Q: Am I able to give legally purchased edibles away in a raffle for a 501c3 to raise money?

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A: In Illinois, while the state has legalized cannabis for both medical and recreational use, the law regulates how cannabis products, including edibles, can be distributed and sold. Generally, giving away cannabis products, even if legally purchased, as part of a raffle to raise money for a 501(c)(3) organization is likely to conflict with state regulations governing the distribution of cannabis. Illinois law restricts the sale and distribution of cannabis to licensed dispensaries and has specific regulations regarding who can distribute or sell cannabis products. Moreover, using cannabis products as prizes in a raffle could also run afoul of federal laws, given that marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

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