Bill Status of HB5123 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CANNABIS-UNDER AGE POSSESSION
Rep. Patrick Windhorst
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Provides that nothing in the Act authorizes a person who is under 21 years of age to possess or use (rather than possess) cannabis. Provides that a person under 21 years of age with cannabis in his or her possession or who uses cannabis (rather than with cannabis in his or her possession) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor (rather than a civil law violation). Provides that any person who violates specified provisions regarding advertising and promotions of cannabis is guilty of a business offense subject to a minimum fine of $501 and a maximum fine of $10,000. Provides that every calendar day that specified advertising and promotion violations occur is a separate offense. Provides that in addition to any other penalties and remedies under this provision, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney may maintain a civil action against any person or entity who violates the provisions. Provides that in such civil action, the court may exercise all powers necessary, including, but not limited to: injunctive relief, revocation, forfeiture, or suspension of any license granted under the Act.