Bloomington, IL, Illinois
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3
Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in Illinois, and so is any activity related to marijuana (possession, cultivation, and of course dealing).
Law enforcement: Possession of less than 2.5 grams is a city ordinance violation, usually resulting in no arrest and a $250 ticket. It is at the officer’s discretion as to whether or not state misdemeanor charges will apply, so be polite and courteous. The same ordinance/fine holds true for paraphernalia. Possession of over 2.5 grams will almost always result in state charges, which are as follows:
Possession of 2.5 grams or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,500.
Possession of greater than 2.5 grams is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,500.
Possession of greater than 10 grams is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
All possession of greater than 30 grams is considered a felony. Possession of greater than 30 grams is punishable by 1 – 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
Where to buy marijuana in Bloomington: The easiest place to buy marijuana is in Normal (Bloomington’s neighboring city). Normal is a college town and marijuana is easily accessible around campus. Just ask around. In Bloomington, the best way to find marijuana is to drive around at night in neighborhoods that are primarily occupied by college students and look for a party. Where there is a party, there is marijuana. Stay away from West Market Street and Miller Park at night.
Bloomington marijuana prices: Not the cheapest or always the highest quality, but always easily accessible. Most marijuana gets bought in bulk in the cities (Chicago area, St. Louis), and resold in Bloomington.