(410 ILCS 130/7)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2020)
Lawful user and lawful products.
For the purposes of this Act and to clarify the legislative findings on the lawful use of cannabis:
(1) A cardholder under this Act shall not be
considered an unlawful user or addicted to narcotics solely as a result of his or her qualifying patient or designated caregiver status.
(2) All medical cannabis products purchased by a
qualifying patient at a licensed dispensing organization shall be lawful products and a distinction shall be made between medical and non-medical uses of cannabis as a result of the qualifying patient's cardholder status, provisional registration for qualifying patient cardholder status, or participation in the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program under the authorized use granted under State law.
(3) An individual with a provisional registration for
qualifying patient cardholder status, a qualifying patient in the medical cannabis pilot program, or an Opioid Alternative Pilot Program participant under Section 62 shall not be considered an unlawful user or addicted to narcotics solely as a result of his or her application to or participation in the program.
(Source: P.A. 99-519, eff. 6-30-16; 100-1114, eff. 8-28-18.)