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Tagged With: Illinois

A Victory Over Some Illegal “Drug Courier Profile” Traffic Stops in Illinois

The Supreme Court of Illinois recently handed down a decision which found that some of the drug courier profile traffic stops in their state were illegal, and agreed with the lower courts that the drugs confiscated in five cases that had been combined for the court’s consideration, should be suppressed. The case was People v. … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Legislation Pending To Expand Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Update: SB 1294 passed the Illinois Senate on May 4 and is now pending in the House Legislation is pending to regulate the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp. The Industrial Hemp Act, SB 1294 seeks to license farmers to “grow, process, cultivate, harvest, process, possess, sell, or purchase industrial hemp or industrial hemp related products” for … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to legalize the adult use of marijuana and to regulate the commercial cannabis market.  The measures permits adults to legally possess personal or grow use quantities of marijuana in private.  Additional provisions establish a regulated market for the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to legalize the adult use of marijuana and to regulate the commercial cannabis market.  The measures permits adults to legally possess personal or grow use quantities of marijuana in private.  Additional provisions establish a regulated market for the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Measure Seeks to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation to permit adults to legally possess and cultivate personal use amounts of marijuana.  Senate Bill 753 amends the criminal code to remove criminal and civil penalties specific to the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis and/or the cultivation of up to five plants by those age 21 or … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Bill To Legalize Marijuana Production and Retail Sales

Lawmakers failed to consider legislation to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of cannabis this legislative session.  House Bill 4276, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, would have permitted those over the age of 21 to legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis and/or to engage in the home cultivation of … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation, Senate Bill 2228 into law amending the state’s marijuana possession penalties. The new law reduces the penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by up to six months in jail and a $ 1,500 fine) to a civil fine … Continue reading »

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Illinois: No Action Taken On Measure To Promote Hemp Commerce

Lawmakers chose not to act on legislation to expand Illinois hemp law to promote hemp-related commerce this legislative session. Senate Bill 2406 would have redefined cannabis under the criminal code so that it excludes strains possessing less than one percent THC. The act also sought to establish regulations for the Department of Agriculture to license persons “desiring … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Measure Seeking To Provide PTSD Patients With Medical Marijuana Access

This legislative session, lawmakers failed to consider legislation, HB 6199, to make post-traumatic stress patients eligible for medical cannabis treatment and to protect patient’s 2nd Amendment rights. The bill sought to amend the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act so that the definition of a ‘debilitating medical condition’ includes post traumatic stress. It … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation today amending the state’s marijuana possession penalties. Senate Bill 2228 reduces the penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by up to six months in jail and a $ 1,500 fine) to a civil fine of no more than … Continue reading »

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