FAQ
ASCEND Springfield - Horizon Drive

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Cannabis flower, topicals, edibles, suppositories, disposable vaporizers and vape cartridges, tincture/sublingual products, and transdermal products are all available. Visit our Live Menu to browse through our current inventory.

The proper dosage of medical cannabis will be different for each person, and will vary depending upon which method of consumption is used. It is important to start with a low dose, and gradually increase until you learn what works best for you. Read A Guide to Consumption Types and A Guide to Dosage before started, in order to learn more about the differences between each method.

The effects of medical cannabis will vary depending on which consumption method is used. For example, the inhalation methods provide a quicker onset, while the oral and ingestion methods produce more psychoactive effects. Read A Guide to Consumption Types before getting started, in order to learn which methods will work best for you.

This process will be different for each patient. The effects produced by each strain of medical cannabis will differ depending upon the cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Typically, a patient will start by deciding whether they are looking for a Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid strain. Read the information on A Guide to Cannabis Strains and Let’s Talk Terpenes in order to better understand how to select the best strain for you and what to expect.

Each person is unique. When first medicating with cannabis, start with a low dosage, and take it slow. Journal the effects and duration and slowly build up to the dosage which is most effective for you. Using the minimum amount of product for the maximum effect is ideal.

No. Possession and distribution of cannabis by any person remains a criminal offence under federal law.

Our website offers convenient order-ahead and pick-up in-store purchasing. You can place your order by visiting our menus, selecting your desired products and submitting your order online.

We will send you a text message when your order is ready to be picked up.

Cannabis MUST be stored in a safe location out of the reach of the vehicle operator, in a “reasonably secured, sealed container and reasonably inaccessible while the vehicle is moving.”

In other words, lock it in the trunk!

It is illegal to consume cannabis and operate a motor vehicle under any circumstance.

July 4th (Saturday) we will be closing early at 5pm. We will open as usual.

We will have normal business hours both Friday and Sunday.


ADULT-USE (RECREATIONAL) CANNABIS QUESTIONS

As of January 1, 2020, the purchase of adult-use (recreational) cannabis is legal in the state of Illinois.

If you are not an Illinois registered medical cannabis patient, you must be 21 years of age or older to enter the dispensary and purchase cannabis.

Additionally, you must show a valid government issued I.D. Acceptable I.D.’s include a driver’s license, state I.D., military I.D. or U.S. passport.

Click here for an outline of the do’s and don’ts of recreational cannabis in Illinois.

As of January 1, 2020, purchase limits are as follows:

If you are an Illinois resident:

30 grams of cannabis flower
500 milligrams of THC in a cannabis-infused product
5 grams of cannabis concentrate

If you are a non-resident:

15 grams of cannabis flower
250 milligrams of THC in a cannabis-infused product
2.5 grams of cannabis concentrate

Cash
Debit Card ($3 fee – NO credit cards)
We have an ATM on-site ($500 limit – $3 fee)

*Parking for the Dispensary will be located off-site at Gateway Fun Park (8 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234)*

Before arriving at the parking lot an order will need to be placed through our online menu located at the top of the website: Live Menus -> Collinsville -> Recreational Menu

You can follow the online ordering instructions – After your order is placed, you will receive a text message containing a link to our appointment scheduling tool. If you do not receive the text message within five minutes of placing your order, you can text our help desk using the appropriate number below:

Collinsville Recreational TEXT Number: 618-221-5028 (text-only)

***YOU MUST HAVE PLACED AN ONLINE ORDER TO SCHEDULE A PICKUP APPOINTMENT***

As your appointment window is approaching, please proceed to the parking lot at the Gateway Fun Park. Please be on time for your selected window.

Once you are arriving to the parking lot, one of the lot attendants will show you where to park. From your vehicle you may wait for the shuttle to come pick you up or you may walk.
**Those who choose to walk MUST obtain a ticket from an attendant to show at the dispensary or you will be required to go back and obtain one**   Please be courteous to our neighbors and use the sidewalk leading up to the dispensary and back. You CANNOT cut through other businesses’ property.

Upon arriving at the dispensary, we will bring you inside to check your ID and complete your transaction. Upon completion of your transaction, please exit the building and walk back to the parking lot or you can board the shuttle that will transport you back to the parking lot.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
Your order confirmation (Text, e-mail, etc)
Your valid ID
Payment (***DEBIT CARDS PREFERRED*** to minimize cash exchange)
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