Take a look at cannabis legalization regulations in communities across Illinois
•Must be in sealed, odor proof, child resistant packages •Required to have harvested on/use by dates •Must list contents including % of THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, and all ingredients. Any solvents present in concentrates •May not have any images of marijuana leaf or any images designed to appeal to minors •Must have a warning statement created by the Department of Public Health. On products designed for smoking it must state, “Smoking is Hazardous”, on edible products must state, “Intoxication may be delayed by 2 hours”, topical products must state, “Do not Eat”. •Edible products must not contain more than 100mg total THC and must be clearly separated into 10 mg servings.
• Restrictions against false/misleading information • May not promote overconsumption • May not depict any image of a marijuana leaf or consumption of cannabis • May not include anyone under the age of 21 • May not make any health, medicinal, or therapeutic claims • May not use any images designed to “appeal to minors” • No advertising within 1000 feet of a school, playground, public park, library, on public transportation, or in a public transit shelter.
On school buses • In Preschools, primary/secondary schools • Correctional facilities • Residences used for child care
On school buses • In Motor vehicles • In preschools, primary/secondary schools • In Residences used for child care • Any public place • In close proximity to anyone under the age of 21 • Any place prohibited by Smoke Free Illinois
May not operate a motor vehicle, aircraft, motorboat while under the influence • Illegal to facilitate use of anyone not allowed under the law or to transfer cannabis to anyone not allowed under the law • Illegal for any on duty Law Enforcement/Correctional/Probation officer, Firefighter, bus driver, or driver with a CDL • Condo associations may prohibit smoking cannabis within an owner’s unit
If an employee uses a legal substance off premises during non-working or non-call hours, your employer legally cannot fire you or a potential employer legally cannot cite that as a reason to not hire you. However, employers still reserve the right to adopt zero tolerance or drug free workplace policies.
“Nothing in this Act shall be construed to create or imply a cause of action for any person against an employer for actions taken pursuant to an employer’s reasonable workplace drug policy, including but not limited to subjecting an employee or applicant to reasonable drug and alcohol testing, reasonable and nondiscriminatory random drug testing, and discipline, termination of employment, or withdrawal of a job offer due to a failure of a drug test.” 410 ILCS 705/10-50 (e)(1).
No. In this context, think of using cannabis like using alcohol, not cigarettes. The DUI implications are similar. While agencies are still working on a roadside test to measure level of impairment, they are relying on expert opinion and things like smell, behavior, and urine tests. Since these measures are not completly reliable, people have been recommended to stay off cannabis completely if they are expected to drive.
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No. Only those who possess a medical marijuana license are allowed to grow (upto 5) plants. There are also strict limitations as to where they can grow them, under what conditions, etc.
Illinois is the first state to create a commercial recreational marijuana industry through the legislature rather than by voter initiative.
As of Deceber 2019, 32 dispensaries have been scheduled to open around the state, 9 of which are in Chicago. Note, the dispensaries that are opening have previously held a license to sell medical cannabis (marijuana).
"There is a graduated tax set up for recreational marijuana in Illinois:
Cannabis-infused products with less than 35% THC will be taxed at 10% of the purchase price; Cannabis-infused products with more than 35% THC will be taxed at 20% of the purchase price; Cannabis with more than 35% THC will be taxed at 25% of the purchase price
Medical marijuana is exempted from these taxes. Individual municipalities can also levy additional taxes on recreational marijuana if they choose to, in .25% increments not exceeding 3.75% in unincorporated areas of a county, .75% in a municipality located in a non-home rule county, and 3% in municipalities located in home rule counties."
Starting January 1, 2020, adults 21 and older may possess/purchase cannabis products in licensed stores. Possession is limited to 30 grams of raw cannabis;Cannabis-infused product or products containing no more than 500 mg of THC; and 5 grams of cannabis product in concentrated form. Non-residents may purchase or possess half of those amounts.
The cannabis that will be available for sale starting January 1, will be from dispensaries that were/are also medical cannabis dispensaries. The product that they will sell will therefore be vetted my the medical industry. A round of licenses will be handed out between March to May 2020. After which market demand and disparity studies will be conducted before approval of more licenses in 2021. There will be state level regulatory labs and agencies in place to test products that enter the market.
No, some communities have chosen to restrict or ban sales of cannabis irrespective of statewide legalization.
Expungement laws, Social Equity, 24 member advisory panel on public health impacts of legalization.
Benefit areas that were disproportionately affected by the “war on drugs” policies (through expungement, business support, financial resources for start-ups, and community resources)
Created in the state treasury: Low interest rate loans, grants, compensations, research, outreach, job training for social equity applicants.
By the Dept of Agriculture and Illinois Community College Board 4 year pilot program— 8 community colleges can apply to participate to include “plant handling” in college curriculum.