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Cannabis Law 

This guide contains resources for Cannabis Law in Illinois. Links to PDF documents require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. 

 

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Resources for Cannabis Law in Illinois 

  1. Chicago and Cook County Resources 

 

Local Codes and Ordinances-Chicago and Cook County Ordinances 

 

  • Cook County Board of Commissioners 

  • The Cook County Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax Ordinance took effect January 16, 2020, text of the ordinance is available below:  

 

  • City of Chicago 

  • Department of Planning and Development 

  • Chicago Cannabis Information Center - This resource has information regarding the consumption and possession of cannabis products, starting a cannabis-related business, and public health and safety as pertains to the laws and regulations of the City of Chicago. 

 

  • Cook County State’s Attorney 

  • Cook County Forest Preserves 

  • Cook County Clerk of Court 

  1. Illinois State Resources 

 

Illinois Statute-Illinois statutory law on cannabis 

 

  • The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act took effect June 25, 2019text of the act is available below: 

  • County Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax, text of the law is available below: 

  • The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act took effect August 9, 2019, text of the act is available below: 

  • See generally: ilga.gov 
     

  • Possession of medical cannabis in a motor vehicle, text of the law is available below: 

 

Illinois Cannabis Taxes 

  • Statutory 

  • Regulations 

 

Illinois Regulations and Governmental Organizations - Illinois Administrative Regulations/Agencies 

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 

 

  • Illinois Department of Agriculture 

  • Adult Use Cannabis - The Illinois Department of Agriculture is tasked with licensing and regulating adult use cultivation centers, cannabis craft growers, cannabis infusers, cannabis transporters, and Community College Vocational Cannabis Pilot Programs. This resource contains forms, applications, and FAQs regarding the growing, infusing, and transporting of cannabis. 

 

  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 

  • Illinois Department of Public Health  

  • Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program - Online registration for Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and Opiate Alternative Pilot ProgramResources available include online applications for Medical Cannabis programs, laws and rules, publications, drug facts, and reports. 
     

  • Illinois Department of Revenue 

  • Cannabis Forms - Tax forms related to the sale or cultivation of cannabis. 

  • Illinois Office of State Appellate Defender 

  1. Federal Laws and Resources 

 

United States Statutes-federal statutory laws on cannabis 

 

  • See generally: govinfo.gov/app/collection/uscode 

  1. Non-Governmental Organizations 

 

  • Oakton Community College 

 

  • Governors State University 

  • Chicago State University 

 

  • City Colleges of Chicago 

 
 

  • Illinois Legal Aid - Search Illinois Legal Aid by entering terms that identify your legal issue in the search box. A listing of topics covered can be accessed by clicking the Browse Articles link at the bottom of the page. Illinois Legal Aid is statewide collaboration of Illinois legal services providers, funding entities, the private bar and law schools. 

  • In August 2016, Illinois Legal Aid merged with Illinois Legal Advocate, and now includes topics and guides written for legal aid attorneys. Select Legal Resources tab for listing of topics. Some features of the site are accessible for legal aid attorneys only. Provided by Illinois Technology Center for Law and the Public Interest and Chicago-Kent College of Law. 

 

  1. Expungement 

 

  • Cook County Clerk of Court 

 

  • Illinois Office of State Appellate Defender 

 

  • Illinois Supreme Courts 

 
 

  •  Illinois Legal Aid - Search Illinois Legal Aid by entering terms that identify your legal issue in the search box. A listing of topics covered can be accessed by clicking the Browse Articles link at the bottom of the page. Illinois Legal Aid is statewide collaboration of Illinois legal services providers, funding entities, the private bar and law schools. 

  • In August 2016, Illinois Legal Aid merged with Illinois Legal Advocate, and now includes topics and guides written for legal aid attorneys. Select Legal Resources tab for listing of topics. Some features of the site are accessible for legal aid attorneys only. Provided by Illinois Technology Center for Law and the Public Interest and Chicago-Kent College of Law. 

 

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