|(b) Cultivating cannabis for personal use is subject to the|
|(1) An Illinois resident 21 years of age or older who|
|is a registered qualifying patient under the Compassionate|
|Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act may cultivate|
|cannabis plants, with a limit of 5 plants that are more|
|than 5 inches tall, per household without a cultivation|
|center or craft grower license. In this Section, "resident"|
|means a person who has been domiciled in the State of|
|Illinois for a period of 30 days before cultivation.|
|(2) Cannabis cultivation must take place in an|
|enclosed, locked space.|
|(3) Adult registered qualifying patients may purchase|
|cannabis seeds from a dispensary for the purpose of home|
|cultivation. Seeds may not be given or sold to any other|
If they did not put in the legal speak then it becomes very easy to interpret the law any way we want. Each person comes up with their own meaning. Next thing we know everyone finds a loophole. In the long run it is better to have the legal mumbo-jumbo because it results in fewer of the loopholes.
Eventually a lawyer will step up and simplify the legal terms and puts it all into something like that FAQ so that we all can understand without having to spend years in a law school. The FAQ is not the law, it is the law simplified.
We all seem to complain about the legal terms until we need a lawyer who understands them.
I don't know what it was before but I noticed the $200 fine when I looked up the topic before I made my post yesterday. It sounds like it was making it a decriminalized offense without making it a legal activity...........Either way what I saw was it was like a $200 fine if you growing 5 or less plants and you are not selling it and not a registered Med patient in IL now, which is a lot more a minor offense than it was before I bet.
Plus you can always just grow it and ignore the ignorant laws.http://ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?name=101-0027&GA=101&SessionId=108&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=1438&GAID=15&Session=
(b) Cultivating cannabis for personal use is subject to the following limitations: (1) An Illinois resident 21 years of age or older who
is a registered qualifying patient under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act may cultivate cannabis plants, with a limit of 5 plants that are more than 5 inches tall, per household without a cultivation center or craft grower license. In this Section, "resident" means a person who has been domiciled in the State of Illinois for a period of 30 days before cultivation. (2) Cannabis cultivation must take place in an enclosed, locked space. (3) Adult registered qualifying patients may purchase cannabis seeds from a dispensary for the purpose of home cultivation. Seeds may not be given or sold to any other person.
It goes on and on and on as usual govt mumbo jumbo and took awhile to even find that part but unless they amended it that reads only registered Medical folks. I couldn't find an easier to read official govt thing on it that leaves out all the BS and just states rules in a short simple manor like OR has: Recreational Marijuana FAQs: Personal Use
Much nicer when you don't have to wade thru a bunch of baloney to find a gist of the rules
There is that. Do not draw attention to the plants. Try to keep the number of plants close to the number allowed for medical growers. With such a small fine if caught it is unlikely that the police and local municipal governments will want to bother you. Just is not worth it. Again, just avoid drawing attention to what ever is in the grow. Might not be able to grow outside.Plus you can always just grow it and ignore the ignorant laws.
Basically they de-criminalized non-medical growing but did not make it legal. It is more of a civil infraction than it is a criminal offense.Smokingwings nailed it pretty good. Medical card holders up to 5 plants. Non medical growers up to 5 plants punisheable by a $200. parking ticket. I’m not sure if they would confiscate the lights and other gardening equip as evidence. Any more than 5 plants more draconian punishment. I cant see this being ardently enforced.
Basically they de-criminalized non-medical growing but did not make it legal. It is more of a civil infraction than it is a criminal offense.
I did not look into what happens after the second or third time busted but eventually someone will get upset. Just don't attract unwanted attention.