Illinois

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Illinois Holds Public Hearing Today on Cannabis Legalization Equity Act

The Illinois House will hold a public hearing today on HB 0902 the Cannabis Legalization Equity Act. The bill is socially progressive as it provides high cannabis possession limits, requires 51% of the cultivation and retail store licenses to be granted to communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the drug trade, and requires the state to automatically expunge prior cannabis convictions. The devil will be in the details as to how the state regulators will implement these concepts so as to create the intended equitable results.

Below are seven (7) things that cannabis businesses should know about Illinois’ cannabis legalization equity bill.

  • The bill requires the state authorities to automatically expunge cannabis convictions from the records within six (6) months of the law’s effective date.

  • The bill allows the personal possession, growth an transport of 24 mature plants. This limit is four times the 6 plant limit allowed in most states, and more than the two pound limit in New York’s recreational marijuana legalization bill.

  • The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must adopt implementing rules within six (6) months of the law’s effective date, and begin accepting and processing applications within a year. This time frame seems quite aggressive, and probably unrealistic.

  • The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must issue 51% of the cultivation and retail store licenses to persons in neighborhoods that have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs. These Departments are also prohibited from denying licenses for persons who are located in these areas. We question whether the licenses should be awarded to persons who were negatively impacted by prior cannabis policies rather than placing 51% of the cultivation and retail licenses in these neighborhoods.

  • A 10% excise tax will be added to the sales price on the sale or transfer of cannabis. The excise tax proceeds will be distributed to the General Fund, Illinois’ retirement systems, and to train state police on drug recognition.

  • A 10% local tax is charged on the net income of cultivation facilities, retail stores and on-site consumption facilities. Other states are sharing percentages of the excise tax charged on the gross sales with local municipalities. The proposed local tax on net income is not as generous.

  • Local municipalities may opt-in and permit marijuana establishments. The bill prescribes a robust approval process for municipalities including timelines for decision making. There are no caps on the application and license renewal fees charged by the municipalities.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access 440 THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/26/2019: 32 Meetings Today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

There are thirty-two (32) meetings today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska: Anchorage Assembly: Special Land Use Permits: Retail Marijuana Sales & Cultivation Facility
California: Berkeley City Council Meeting: Proposed Location For Cannabis Retailer
California: Humboldt County Board Of Supervisors: Threatened Litigation Regarding Cannabis Permits
California: Los Angeles City Council: Amendments To Cannabis Regulations
California: City Of Lynwood: Variance To Reduce Required Distance Of Cannabis Facility
California: County Of Mendocino: Cannabis Temporary License Extensions
California: City Of Pleasant Hill: Cannabis Ordinance Amendment
California: City Of Sacramento: Law And Legislation Committee Meeting
California: Santa Rosa: City Council Meeting: Appeal Of Cannabis Policy Subcommittee Determinations
California: City Of Santa Rosa: Use Permit For Adult Use Cannabis Retail And Delivery Business
California: Yolo County Board Of Supervisors: Ordinance To Regulate Cannabis Businesses
Colorado: City Of Carbondale: Renewal Of Retail Marijuana Infused Product Manufacturing License
Colorado: Chaffee County Planning Commission: Medical / Retail Marijuana In The Industrial Zone
Colorado: Glenwood Springs Planning & Zoning Commission: Amendment To Marijuana Regulations
Colorado: City Of La Plata: New Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility License
Connecticut: Medical Marijuana Commission: Additional Qualifying Conditions
Illinois Legislature: Criminal Committee Hearing: HB0049 CRIM ID-IMMEDIATE EXPUNGE
Maine: Augusta Planning Board: Workshop On Medical Marijuana Business Zoning
Maine: Town Of Richmond: Approval To Open And Medical Marijuana Store And Wellness Center
Massachusetts: Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting
Massachusetts: Carver Planning Board: Recreational Marijuana Establishment Regulations
Massachusetts: Falmouth Planning Board: Zoning Bylaw Relating To Marijuana Treatment Centers
Massachusetts: City Of Lenox: Zoning Bylaw To Allow And Regulate Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: City Of Marshfield: Variance For Recreational Cannabis Dispensary
Massachusetts: City Of Wayland: Amend Marijuana Establishment District
Michigan: Athens Township Planning Commission: Zoning Regulations For Marijuana
Michigan: Kimball Township Planning Commission: Ordinance To Repeal Medical Marihuana Ordinance & Prohibit Marihuana Establishments
Nevada: Las Vegas: Zoning Code To Allow Marijuana Dispensary Use In The Town Center
New Hampshire Legislature: Environment & Agriculture: HB459 Establishing An Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
New Hampshire Legislature: Health, Human Services And Elderly Affairs: HB364 Permitting Qualifying Patients And Designated Caregivers To Cultivate Cannabis For Therapeutic Use.
New Jersey: New Brunswick: Township Marijuana Ordinance Forum
New York: Town Of Hempstead: Ordinance To Prohibit Recreational Marijuana
Pennsylvania: Beaver Borough: Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker: 24 Meetings Today in Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota and Washington

There are twenty-four (24) meetings today in Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota and Washington.

  • Hawaii Legislature will hold a public meeting relating to the production of hemp.

  • Sarosota, Florida will hold a neighborhood workshop on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Arkansas Legislature: Judiciary Committee: Hearing on SB 32 Crimes, Sentencing
California: City of Adelanta: Planning/Parks Commission Meeting: Cannabis Permit Approvals
California: County of Del Norte Planning Commission: Use Permit for Retail Cannabis Operation
California: City of Santa Cruz: Use Permit: Retail Cannabis Store
Florida: City of Sarosota: Neighborhood Workshop: Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Hawaii Legislature: Committee on Agriculture: HB 131  Plan to Monitor and Regulate Hemp Production
Hawaii Legislature: Committee on Public Safety: HB1436 Relating to Pretrial Release
Illinois: Elementary and Secondary: HB0208: Study, and Discussion on the Side Effects of Cannabis
Illinois: Executive Committee: HB0094 Amends the Cannabis Control Act.
Maine: Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety: LD 141 An Act To Promote Highway Safety by Restricting the Use of Marijuana and Possession of an Open Marijuana
Massachusetts: City of Allston: Community Outreach Meeting: Proposed Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City of Charlton: Permit to Operate a Marijuana Cultivation and Production Facility
Massachusetts: City of Haverville: Community Outreach Meeting: Retail Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: Provincetown: Community Outreach Meeting: Adult Use Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: Town of Seekonk: Regulations to Ensure the Sanitary and Safe Operation 
Massachusetts: Springfield Planning Board: Amendment to Springfield Zoning Ordinance
Massachusetts: Ware Planning Board: Adult Use Licensed Marijuana Establishment
Michigan: Village of Lennon: Ordinance to Prohibit Marihuana Establishments
Nevada: Las Vegas: Business Licenses: Marijuana Cultivation and Production Establishment
North Dakota Legislature: House Judiciary: HB 1393 Domestic Violence
North Dakota Legislature: Senate Judiciary: HB 1113 Definition of Marijuana 
North Dakota Legislature: House Judiciary: HB 1155 Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board: Board Meeting

Seven (7) Things to Know About the Illinois Cannabis Legalization Equity Act

The Illinois House introduced HB 0902 the Cannabis Legalization Equity Act. The bill is socially progressive as it provides high cannabis possession limits, requires 51% of the cultivation and retail store licenses to be granted to communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the drug trade, and requires the state to automatically expunge prior cannabis convictions. The devil will be in the details as to how the state regulators will implement these concepts so as to create the intended equitable results.

Below are seven (7) things that cannabis businesses should know about Illinois’ cannabis legalization equity bill.

  • The bill requires the state authorities to automatically expunge cannabis convictions from the records within six (6) months of the law’s effective date.

  • The bill allows the personal possession, growth an transport of 24 mature plants. This limit is four times the 6 plant limit allowed in most states, and more than the two pound limit in New York’s recreational marijuana legalization bill.

  • The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must adopt implementing rules within six (6) months of the law’s effective date, and begin accepting and processing applications within a year. This time frame seems quite aggressive, and probably unrealistic.

  • The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must issue 51% of the cultivation and retail store licenses to persons in neighborhoods that have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs. These Departments are also prohibited from denying licenses for persons who are located in these areas. We question whether the licenses should be awarded to persons who were negatively impacted by prior cannabis policies rather than placing 51% of the cultivation and retail licenses in these neighborhoods.

  • A 10% excise tax will be added to the sales price on the sale or transfer of cannabis. The excise tax proceeds will be distributed to the General Fund, Illinois’ retirement systems, and to train state police on drug recognition.

  • A 10% local tax is charged on the net income of cultivation facilities, retail stores and on-site consumption facilities. Other states are sharing percentages of the excise tax charged on the gross sales with local municipalities. The proposed local tax on net income is not as generous.

  • Local municipalities may opt-in and permit marijuana establishments. The bill prescribes a robust approval process for municipalities including timelines for decision making. There are no caps on the application and license renewal fees charged by the municipalities.

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 11/29: 9 Meetings in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon: Enforcement Priorities, Cannabis Licenses and Zoning Changes

There are nine (9) cannabis regulatory meetings being held today in Los Angeles, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Highlights about the meetings include:

  • Los Angeles, California: The Cannabis Regulation Commission will review enforcement proposals to close unlicensed cannabis establishments;

  • California: The municipalities of Santa Rosa and Weaverville will review a special use permit for a retail cannabis and cultivation establishments;

  • The City of Villa Park, Illinois proposes to amend the local ordinance to permit cannabis dispensing organizations ;

  • Massachusetts: The municipalities of Framingham, Worcester and Middlefield will review special use permits and establish regulations adult use marijuana; and

  • Lander County, Nevada will review a special use permit for a cannabis cultivation and production facility; and

  • Deschutes County, Oregon will hold a hearing on a modified request to open a marijuana retailing facility by removing a food cart and farmers market.

CALIFORNIA: LOS ANGELES: CANNABIS REGULATION COMMISSION: SPECIAL MEETING

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

CALIFORNIA: SANTA ROSA: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: RETAIL CANNABIS DISPENSARY

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 4:00 PM  5:00 PM

CALIFORNIA: WEAVERVILLE: CANNABIS CULTIVATION USE PERMIT

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

ILLINOIS: VILLA PARK ZONING AND PLANNING COMMISSION: CANNABIS DISPENSING ORGANIZATION

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM

MASSACHUSETTS: FRAMINGHAM PLANNING BOARD: SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS: MARIJUANA RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

MASSACHUSETTS: WORCESTER: MARIJUANA STOREFRONT RETAILER LICENSE

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 10:00 AM  11:00 AM

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD: ADULT USE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM

NEVADA: LANDER COUNTY: SPECIAL USE PERMIT: RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION FACILITY

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 9:00 AM  10:00 AM

OREGON: DESCHUTES COUNTY HEARINGS OFFICER: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: MARIJUANA RETAILING

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

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