(720 ILCS 550/3)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 703)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Cannabis" includes marihuana, hashish and other substances which
are identified as including any parts of the plant Cannabis Sativa, whether
growing or not; the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of
such plant; and any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or
preparation of such plant, its seeds, or resin, including tetrahydrocannabinol
(THC) and all other cannabinol derivatives, including its naturally occurring
or synthetically produced ingredients, whether produced directly or indirectly
by extraction, or independently by means of chemical synthesis or by a
of extraction and chemical synthesis; but shall not include the mature stalks
of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the
seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative,
mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted
therefrom), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which
is incapable of germination.
(b) "Casual delivery" means the delivery of not more than 10 grams of
any substance containing cannabis without consideration.
(c) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Human Services (as
successor to the Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) or its successor agency.
(d) "Deliver" or "delivery" means the actual, constructive or attempted
transfer of possession of cannabis, with or without consideration, whether
or not there is an agency relationship.
(e) "Department of State Police" means the Department
of State Police of the State of Illinois or its successor agency.
(f) "Director" means the Director of the Department of State Police
or his designated agent.
(g) "Local authorities" means a duly organized State, county, or municipal
peace unit or police force.
(h) "Manufacture" means the production, preparation, propagation,
conversion or processing of cannabis, either directly or indirectly, by
extraction from substances of natural origin, or independently by means
of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical
and includes any packaging or repackaging of cannabis or labeling of its
container, except that this term does not include the preparation, compounding,
packaging, or labeling of cannabis as an incident to lawful research, teaching,
or chemical analysis and not for sale.
(i) "Person" means any individual, corporation, government or governmental
subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association,
or any other entity.
(j) "Produce" or "production" means planting, cultivating, tending or harvesting.
(k) "State" includes the State of Illinois and any state, district, commonwealth,
territory, insular possession thereof, and any area subject to the legal
authority of the United States of America.
(l) "Subsequent offense" means an offense under this Act, the offender
of which, prior to his conviction of the offense, has at any time been convicted
under this Act or under any laws of the United States or of any state relating
to cannabis, or any controlled substance as defined in the Illinois Controlled
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97