TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1290 RULES FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMPASSIONATE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM
SECTION 1290.450 DESTRUCTION AND DISPOSAL
Section 1290.450 Destruction and Disposal
a) Cannabis and cannabis-infused products must be destroyed by rendering it unusable following the methods set forth in this Section.
b) Any product to be destroyed shall be destroyed on the same day and time weekly unless otherwise approved by the Division on a case-by-case basis. A dispensing organization shall notify the Division and ISP of this day and time at the initial registration inspection. Any change in the day and time must be communicated to the Division and ISP at least three days before implementation.
c) The allowable method to render cannabis waste unusable is by grinding and incorporating the cannabis waste with other ground materials so the resulting mixture is at least 50% non-cannabis waste by volume. Other methods to render cannabis waste unusable must be approved by the Division before implementation. Material used to grind with the cannabis falls into two categories, compostable waste and non-compostable waste.
1) Compostable Mixed Waste: Cannabis waste to be disposed as compost feedstock or in another organic waste method (for example, anaerobic digester) may be mixed with the following types of waste materials:
A) Food waste;
B) Yard waste; or
C) Other wastes as approved by the Division (e.g., agricultural material, biodegradable products and paper, clean wood, fruits and vegetables, plant matter).
2) Non-compostable Mixed Waste: Cannabis waste to be disposed in a landfill or by another disposal method may be mixed with the following types of waste materials:
A) Paper waste;
B) Cardboard waste;
C) Plastic waste;
D) Soil; or
E) Other wastes as approved by the Division (e.g., non-recyclable plastic, broken glass, leather).
d) Cannabis waste rendered unusable following the methods described in this Section can be disposed. Disposal of the cannabis waste rendered unusable may be delivered to a permitted solid waste facility for final disposition. Examples of acceptable permitted solid waste facilities include:
1) Compostable Mixed Waste: Compost, anaerobic digester or other facility with approval of the jurisdictional health department.
2) Non-compostable Mixed Waste: Landfill, incinerator or other facility with approval of the jurisdictional health department.
e) All waste and unusable product shall be weighed, recorded and entered into the State verification system prior to rendering it unusable. This event shall be performed by an agent-in-charge, or under the supervision of the agent-in-charge, and conducted under video surveillance.
f) Electronic documentation of destruction and disposal shall be maintained for a period of at least five years.
(Source: Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 6593, effective May 20, 2019)