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720 ILCS 550/4

    (720 ILCS 550/4) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 704)
    Sec. 4. It is unlawful for any person knowingly to possess cannabis. Any person who violates this section with respect to:
        (a) not more than 10 grams of any substance
    
containing cannabis is guilty of a civil law violation punishable by a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum fine of $200. The proceeds of the fine shall be payable to the clerk of the circuit court. Within 30 days after the deposit of the fine, the clerk shall distribute the proceeds of the fine as follows:
            (1) $10 of the fine to the circuit clerk and $10
        
of the fine to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation; the proceeds of each $10 fine distributed to the circuit clerk and each $10 fine distributed to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation for the violation shall be used to defer the cost of automatic expungements under paragraph (2.5) of subsection (a) of Section 5.2 of the Criminal Identification Act;
            (2) $15 to the county to fund drug addiction
        
services;
            (3) $10 to the Office of the State's Attorneys
        
Appellate Prosecutor for use in training programs;
            (4) $10 to the State's Attorney; and
            (5) any remainder of the fine to the law
        
enforcement agency that issued the citation for the violation.
        With respect to funds designated for the Department
    
of State Police, the moneys shall be remitted by the circuit court clerk to the Department of State Police within one month after receipt for deposit into the State Police Operations Assistance Fund. With respect to funds designated for the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Natural Resources shall deposit the moneys into the Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund;
        (b) more than 10 grams but not more than 30 grams of
    
any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor;
        (c) more than 30 grams but not more than 100 grams of
    
any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; provided, that if any offense under this subsection (c) is a subsequent offense, the offender shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony;
        (d) more than 100 grams but not more than 500 grams
    
of any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a Class 4 felony; provided that if any offense under this subsection (d) is a subsequent offense, the offender shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony;
        (e) more than 500 grams but not more than 2,000 grams
    
of any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a Class 3 felony;
        (f) more than 2,000 grams but not more than 5,000
    
grams of any substance containing cannabis is guilty of a Class 2 felony;
        (g) more than 5,000 grams of any substance containing
    
cannabis is guilty of a Class 1 felony.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16.)