TITLE 8: AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SUBCHAPTER v: LICENSING AND REGULATIONS
PART 1000 COMPASSIONATE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM
SECTION 1000.440 CULTIVATION CENTER STORAGE


 

Section 1000.440 Cultivation Center Storage

 

a) A cultivation center shall:

 

1) Not produce or maintain cannabis in excess of the quantity required for normal, efficient operation;

 

2) Store all cannabis and cannabis-infused products in a safe, vault or secured room and in such a manner as to prevent diversion, theft or loss;

 

3) Maintain all cannabis that is not part of a finished product in a secure area or location within the cultivation center accessible only to specifically authorized personnel, which shall include only the minimum number of employees essential for efficient operation;

 

4) Keep all approved safes, vaults, or other equipment or areas used for the production or storage of cannabis securely locked or protected from entry, except for the actual time required to remove or replace cannabis;

 

5) Keep all locks and security equipment in good working order;

 

6) Not allow keys to be left in the locks and not store or place keys in a location accessible to persons other than specifically authorized personnel;

 

7) Not allow other security measures, such as combination numbers, passwords or electronic or biometric security systems, to be accessible to persons other than specifically authorized personnel; and

 

8) Keep the cultivation center securely locked and protected from unauthorized entry at all times.

 

b) If a cultivation center presents special security issues, such as extremely large stock of cannabis, exposed handling or unusual vulnerability to diversion, theft or loss, the Department may require additional safeguards, such as supervised watchman service.

 

c) If a loss, theft or diversion of cannabis has occurred from a cultivation center, the cultivation center shall notify the Department and the nearest ISP District immediately. The Department and ISP shall determine the appropriate storage and security requirements for all cannabis in the cultivation center, and may require additional safeguards to ensure the security of the cannabis. If a reduction in the amount of medical cannabis in the cultivation center's inventory is due to suspected criminal activity, the cultivation center shall immediately report the reduction to the Department and ISP, which may then notify local law enforcement.

 

d) Any cultivation center whose permit is revoked or not renewed shall dispose of its entire stock of cannabis under conditions approved by the Department.

 

e) Any area of a cultivation center containing cannabis, including a room with an approved safe or approved vault, shall have a sign posted at all entryways, which shall be a minimum of 12 inches in height and 12 inches in length and shall state: "Do Not Enter − Limited Access Area Access Limited to Authorized Personnel Only" in lettering no smaller than one inch in height.

 

f) Notwithstanding the requirements of this Section, nothing shall prohibit members of the Department, local law enforcement or other federal, State or local government officials from entering any area of a cultivation center if necessary to perform their governmental duties, or persons authorized by the Department (see Section 1000.415(b)).

 

g) Cultivation centers shall provide current copies of cultivation center floor plans to ISP and local law enforcement that have jurisdiction in the area where the cultivation center is located.