(720 ILCS 685/2)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2358-2)
The sale and possession of marijuana, hashish, cocaine,
opium and their derivatives, is not only prohibited by Illinois Law, but
the use of these substances has been deemed injurious to the health of the user.
It has further been determined by the Surgeon General of the United States
that the use of tobacco is hazardous to human health.
The ready availability of smoking herbs to persons under 21 years of age could lead to the use
of tobacco and illegal drugs.
It is in the best interests of the citizens of the State of Illinois to
seek to prohibit the spread of illegal drugs, tobacco or smoking materials
to persons under 21 years of age. The prohibition of the sale of tobacco and snuff accessories
and smoking herbs to persons under 21 years of age would help to curb the usage of illegal drugs
and tobacco products, among our youth.
(Source: P.A. 101-2, eff. 7-1-19