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PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 705/) Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

410 ILCS 705/20-30

    (410 ILCS 705/20-30)
    Sec. 20-30. Cultivation center requirements; prohibitions.
    (a) The operating documents of a cultivation center shall include procedures for the oversight of the cultivation center a cannabis plant monitoring system including a physical inventory recorded weekly, accurate recordkeeping, and a staffing plan.
    (b) A cultivation center shall implement a security plan reviewed by the Department of State Police that includes, but is not limited to: facility access controls, perimeter intrusion detection systems, personnel identification systems, 24-hour surveillance system to monitor the interior and exterior of the cultivation center facility and accessibility to authorized law enforcement, the Department of Public Health where processing takes place, and the Department of Agriculture in real time.
    (c) All cultivation of cannabis by a cultivation center must take place in an enclosed, locked facility at the physical address provided to the Department of Agriculture during the licensing process. The cultivation center location shall only be accessed by the agents working for the cultivation center, the Department of Agriculture staff performing inspections, the Department of Public Health staff performing inspections, local and State law enforcement or other emergency personnel, contractors working on jobs unrelated to cannabis, such as installing or maintaining security devices or performing electrical wiring, transporting organization agents as provided in this Act, individuals in a mentoring or educational program approved by the State, or other individuals as provided by rule.
    (d) A cultivation center may not sell or distribute any cannabis or cannabis-infused products to any person other than a dispensing organization, craft grower, infuser organization, transporter, or as otherwise authorized by rule.
    (e) A cultivation center may not either directly or indirectly discriminate in price between different dispensing organizations, craft growers, or infuser organizations that are purchasing a like grade, strain, brand, and quality of cannabis or cannabis-infused product. Nothing in this subsection (e) prevents a cultivation centers from pricing cannabis differently based on differences in the cost of manufacturing or processing, the quantities sold, such as volume discounts, or the way the products are delivered.
    (f) All cannabis harvested by a cultivation center and intended for distribution to a dispensing organization must be entered into a data collection system, packaged and labeled under Section 55-21, and placed into a cannabis container for transport. All cannabis harvested by a cultivation center and intended for distribution to a craft grower or infuser organization must be packaged in a labeled cannabis container and entered into a data collection system before transport.
    (g) Cultivation centers are subject to random inspections by the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Public Health, local safety or health inspectors, and the Department of State Police.
    (h) A cultivation center agent shall notify local law enforcement, the Department of State Police, and the Department of Agriculture within 24 hours of the discovery of any loss or theft. Notification shall be made by phone or in person, or by written or electronic communication.
    (i) A cultivation center shall comply with all State and any applicable federal rules and regulations regarding the use of pesticides on cannabis plants.
    (j) No person or entity shall hold any legal, equitable, ownership, or beneficial interest, directly or indirectly, of more than 3 cultivation centers licensed under this Article. Further, no person or entity that is employed by, an agent of, has a contract to receive payment in any form from a cultivation center, is a principal officer of a cultivation center, or entity controlled by or affiliated with a principal officer of a cultivation shall hold any legal, equitable, ownership, or beneficial interest, directly or indirectly, in a cultivation that would result in the person or entity owning or controlling in combination with any cultivation center, principal officer of a cultivation center, or entity controlled or affiliated with a principal officer of a cultivation center by which he, she, or it is employed, is an agent of, or participates in the management of, more than 3 cultivation center licenses.
    (k) A cultivation center may not contain more than 210,000 square feet of canopy space for plants in the flowering stage for cultivation of adult use cannabis as provided in this Act.
    (l) A cultivation center may process cannabis, cannabis concentrates, and cannabis-infused products.
    (m) Beginning July 1, 2020, a cultivation center shall not transport cannabis or cannabis-infused products to a craft grower, dispensing organization, infuser organization, or laboratory licensed under this Act, unless it has obtained a transporting organization license.
    (n) It is unlawful for any person having a cultivation center license or any officer, associate, member, representative, or agent of such licensee to offer or deliver money, or anything else of value, directly or indirectly to any person having an Early Approval Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, a Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, an Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, or a medical cannabis dispensing organization license issued under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, or to any person connected with or in any way representing, or to any member of the family of, such person holding an Early Approval Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, a Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, an Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, or a medical cannabis dispensing organization license issued under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, or to any stockholders in any corporation engaged in the retail sale of cannabis, or to any officer, manager, agent, or representative of the Early Approval Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, a Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, an Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, or a medical cannabis dispensing organization license issued under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act to obtain preferential placement within the dispensing organization, including, without limitation, on shelves and in display cases where purchasers can view products, or on the dispensing organization's website.
    (o) A cultivation center must comply with any other requirements or prohibitions set by administrative rule of the Department of Agriculture.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)

410 ILCS 705/20-35

    (410 ILCS 705/20-35)
    Sec. 20-35. Cultivation center agent identification card.
    (a) The Department of Agriculture shall:
        (1) establish by rule the information required in an
    
initial application or renewal application for an agent identification card submitted under this Act and the nonrefundable fee to accompany the initial application or renewal application;
        (2) verify the information contained in an initial
    
application or renewal application for an agent identification card submitted under this Act, and approve or deny an application within 30 days of receiving a completed initial application or renewal application and all supporting documentation required by rule;
        (3) issue an agent identification card to a
    
qualifying agent within 15 business days of approving the initial application or renewal application;
        (4) enter the license number of the cultivation
    
center where the agent works; and
        (5) allow for an electronic initial application and
    
renewal application process, and provide a confirmation by electronic or other methods that an application has been submitted. The Department of Agriculture may by rule require prospective agents to file their applications by electronic means and provide notices to the agents by electronic means.
    (b) An agent must keep his or her identification card visible at all times when on the property of the cultivation center at which the agent is employed.
    (c) The agent identification cards shall contain the following:
        (1) the name of the cardholder;
        (2) the date of issuance and expiration date of the
    
identification card;
        (3) a random 10-digit alphanumeric identification
    
number containing at least 4 numbers and at least 4 letters that is unique to the holder;
        (4) a photograph of the cardholder; and
        (5) the legal name of the cultivation center
    
employing the agent.
    (d) An agent identification card shall be immediately returned to the cultivation center of the agent upon termination of his or her employment.
    (e) Any agent identification card lost by a cultivation center agent shall be reported to the Department of State Police and the Department of Agriculture immediately upon discovery of the loss.
    (f) The Department of Agriculture shall not issue an agent identification card if the applicant is delinquent in filing any required tax returns or paying any amounts owed to the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19.)

410 ILCS 705/20-40

    (410 ILCS 705/20-40)
    Sec. 20-40. Cultivation center background checks.
    (a) Through the Department of State Police, the Department of Agriculture shall conduct a background check of the prospective principal officers, board members, and agents of a cultivation center applying for a license or identification card under this Act. The Department of State Police shall charge a fee set by rule for conducting the criminal history record check, which shall be deposited into the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the record check. In order to carry out this provision, each cultivation center prospective principal officer, board member, or agent shall submit a full set of fingerprints to the Department of State Police for the purpose of obtaining a State and federal criminal records check. These fingerprints shall be checked against the fingerprint records now and hereafter, to the extent allowed by law, filed in the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records databases. The Department of State Police shall furnish, following positive identification, all conviction information to the Department of Agriculture.
    (b) When applying for the initial license or identification card, the background checks for all prospective principal officers, board members, and agents shall be completed before submitting the application to the licensing or issuing agency.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19.)

410 ILCS 705/20-45

    (410 ILCS 705/20-45)
    Sec. 20-45. Renewal of cultivation center licenses and agent identification cards.
    (a) Licenses and identification cards issued under this Act shall be renewed annually. A cultivation center shall receive written or electronic notice 90 days before the expiration of its current license that the license will expire. The Department of Agriculture shall grant a renewal within 45 days of submission of a renewal application if:
        (1) the cultivation center submits a renewal
    
application and the required nonrefundable renewal fee of $100,000, or another amount as the Department of Agriculture may set by rule after January 1, 2021, to be deposited into the Cannabis Regulation Fund.
        (2) the Department of Agriculture has not suspended
    
the license of the cultivation center or suspended or revoked the license for violating this Act or rules adopted under this Act;
        (3) the cultivation center has continued to operate
    
in accordance with all plans submitted as part of its application and approved by the Department of Agriculture or any amendments thereto that have been approved by the Department of Agriculture;
        (4) the cultivation center has submitted an agent,
    
employee, contracting, and subcontracting diversity report as required by the Department; and
        (5) the cultivation center has submitted an
    
environmental impact report.
    (b) If a cultivation center fails to renew its license before expiration, it shall cease operations until its license is renewed.
    (c) If a cultivation center agent fails to renew his or her identification card before its expiration, he or she shall cease to work as an agent of the cultivation center until his or her identification card is renewed.
    (d) Any cultivation center that continues to operate, or any cultivation center agent who continues to work as an agent, after the applicable license or identification card has expired without renewal is subject to the penalties provided under Section 45-5.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19.)

410 ILCS 705/20-50

    (410 ILCS 705/20-50)
    Sec. 20-50. Cultivator taxes; returns.
    (a) A tax is imposed upon the privilege of cultivating and processing adult use cannabis at the rate of 7% of the gross receipts from the sale of cannabis by a cultivator to a dispensing organization. The sale of any adult use product that contains any amount of cannabis or any derivative thereof is subject to the tax under this Section on the full selling price of the product. The proceeds from this tax shall be deposited into the Cannabis Regulation Fund. This tax shall be paid by the cultivator who makes the first sale and is not the responsibility of a dispensing organization, qualifying patient, or purchaser.
    (b) In the administration of and compliance with this Section, the Department of Revenue and persons who are subject to this Section: (i) have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers, and duties, (ii) are subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties, and definitions of terms, and (iii) shall employ the same modes of procedure as are set forth in the Cannabis Cultivation Privilege Tax Law and the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act as if those provisions were set forth in this Section.
    (c) The tax imposed under this Act shall be in addition to all other occupation or privilege taxes imposed by the State of Illinois or by any municipal corporation or political subdivision thereof.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19.)

410 ILCS 705/20-55

    (410 ILCS 705/20-55)
    Sec. 20-55. Disclosure of ownership and control.
    (a) Each Adult Use Cultivation Center applicant and license holder shall file and maintain a Table of Organization, Ownership, and Control with the Department. The Table of Organization, Ownership, and Control shall contain the information required by this Section in sufficient detail to identify all owners, directors, and principal officers, and the title of each principal officer or business entity that, through direct or indirect means, manages, owns, or controls the applicant or license holder.
    (b) The Table of Organization, Ownership, and Control shall identify the following information:
        (1) The management structure, ownership, and
    
control of the applicant or license holder including the name of each principal officer or business entity, the office or position held, and the percentage ownership interest, if any. If the business entity has a parent company, the name of each owner, board member, and officer of the parent company and his or her percentage ownership interest in the parent company and the Adult Use Cultivation Center.
        (2) If the applicant or licensee is a business
    
entity with publicly traded stock, the identification of ownership shall be provided as required in subsection (c).
    (c) If a business entity identified in subsection (b) is a publicly traded company, the following information shall be provided in the Table of Organization, Ownership, and Control:
        (1) The name and percentage of ownership interest
    
of each individual or business entity with ownership of more than 5% of the voting shares of the entity, to the extent such information is known or contained in 13D or 13G Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
        (2) To the extent known, the names and percentage
    
of interest of ownership of persons who are relatives of one another and who together exercise control over or own more than 10% of the voting shares of the entity.
    (d) An Adult Use Cultivation Center with a parent company or companies, or partially owned or controlled by another entity must disclose to the Department the relationship and all owners, board members, officers, or individuals with control or management of those entities. An Adult Use Cultivation Center shall not shield its ownership or control from the Department.
    (e) All principal officers must submit a complete online application with the Department within 14 days of the Adult Use Cultivation Center being licensed by the Department or within 14 days of Department notice of approval as a new principal officer.
    (f) A principal officer may not allow his or her registration to expire.
    (g) An Adult Use Cultivation Center separating with a principal officer must do so under this Act. The principal officer must communicate the separation to the Department within 5 business days.
    (h) A principal officer not in compliance with the requirements of this Act shall be removed from his or her position with the Adult Use Cultivation Center or shall otherwise terminate his or her affiliation. Failure to do so may subject the Adult Use Cultivation Center to discipline, suspension, or revocation of its license by the Department.
    (i) It is the responsibility of the Adult Use Cultivation Center and its principal officers to promptly notify the Department of any change of the principal place of business address, hours of operation, change in ownership or control, or a change of the Adult Use Cultivation Center's primary or secondary contact information. Any changes must be made to the Department in writing.
(Source: P.A. 102-98, eff. 7-15-21.)

410 ILCS 705/Art. 25

 
    (410 ILCS 705/Art. 25 heading)
Article 25.
Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program
(Article scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2026)
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19.)

410 ILCS 705/25-1

    (410 ILCS 705/25-1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2026)
    Sec. 25-1. Definitions. In this Article:
    "Board" means the Illinois Community College Board.
    "Career in Cannabis Certificate" or "Certificate" means the certification awarded to a community college student who completes a prescribed course of study in cannabis and cannabis business industry related classes and curriculum at a community college awarded a Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program license.
    "Community college" means a public community college organized under the Public Community College Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
    "Licensee" means a community college awarded a Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program license under this Article.
    "Program" means the Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program.
    "Program license" means a Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program license issued to a community college under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)

410 ILCS 705/25-5

    (410 ILCS 705/25-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2026)
    Sec. 25-5. Administration.
    (a) The Department shall establish and administer the Program in coordination with the Illinois Community College Board. The Department may issue Program licenses to applicants that meet the requirements outlined in this Article.
    (b) Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, and subject to subsection (h) of Section 2-12 of the Public Community College Act, community colleges awarded Program licenses may offer qualifying students a Career in Cannabis Certificate, which includes, but is not limited to, courses that allow participating students to work with, study, and grow live cannabis plants so as to prepare students for a career in the legal cannabis industry, and to instruct participating students on the best business practices, professional responsibility, and legal compliance of the cannabis business industry.
    (c) The Board may issue rules pertaining to the provisions in this Act.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, students shall be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in a licensee's Career in Cannabis Certificate's prescribed course of study.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 102-98, eff. 7-15-21.)

410 ILCS 705/25-10

    (410 ILCS 705/25-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2026)
    Sec. 25-10. Issuance of Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program licenses.
    (a) The Department shall issue rules regulating the selection criteria for applicants by January 1, 2020. The Department shall make the application for a Program license available no later than February 1, 2020, and shall require that applicants submit the completed application no later than July 1, 2020. If the Department issues fewer than 8 Program licenses by September 1, 2020, the Department may accept applications at a future date as prescribed by rule.
    (b) The Department shall by rule develop a system to score Program licenses to administratively rank applications based on the clarity, organization, and quality of the applicant's responses to required information. Applicants shall be awarded points that are based on or that meet the following categories:
        (1) Geographic diversity of the applicants;
        (2) Experience and credentials of the applicant's
    
faculty;
        (3) At least 5 Program license awardees must have a
    
student population that is more than 50% low-income in each of the past 4 years;
        (4) Security plan, including a requirement that all
    
cannabis plants be in an enclosed, locked facility;
        (5) Curriculum plan, including processing and testing
    
curriculum for the Career in Cannabis Certificate;
        (6) Career advising and placement plan for
    
participating students; and
        (7) Any other criteria the Department may set by rule.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)

410 ILCS 705/25-15

    (410 ILCS 705/25-15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2026)
    Sec. 25-15. Community College Cannabis Vocational Pilot Program requirements and prohibitions.
    (a) Licensees shall not have more than 50 flowering cannabis plants at any one time.
    (b) The agent-in-charge shall keep a vault log of the licensee's enclosed, locked facility or facilities, including but not limited to, the person entering the site location, the time of entrance, the time of exit, and any other information the Department may set by rule.
    (c) Cannabis shall not be removed from the licensee's facility, except for the limited purpose of shipping a sample to a laboratory registered under this Act.
    (d) The licensee shall limit keys, access cards, or an access code to the licensee's enclosed, locked facility, or facilities, to cannabis curriculum faculty and college security personnel with a bona fide need to access the facility for emergency purposes.
    (e) A transporting organization may transport cannabis produced pursuant to this Article to a laboratory registered under this Act. All other cannabis produced by the licensee that was not shipped to a registered laboratory shall be destroyed within 5 weeks of being harvested.
    (f) Licensees shall subscribe to the Department of Agriculture's cannabis plant monitoring system.
    (g) Licensees shall maintain a weekly inventory system.
    (h) No student participating in the cannabis curriculum necessary to obtain a Certificate may be in the licensee's facility unless a faculty agent-in-charge is also physically present in the facility.
    (i) Licensees shall conduct post-certificate follow up surveys and record participating students' job placements within the cannabis business industry within a year of the student's completion.
    (j) The Illinois Community College Board shall report annually to the Department on the race, ethnicity, and gender of all students participating in the cannabis curriculum necessary to obtain a Certificate, and of those students who obtain a Certificate.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19.)