Written by attorney Brian L. Polinske

New Marijuana/Cannabis Civil Law

In 2016 marijuana possession law was changed from a misdemeanor offense to a civil offense. This means that a charge of possession under 10 grams is only punishable by a fine. And no criminal charge will appear on a criminal background check. The law is now consistent with almost 20 other states.

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720 ILCS 550/1, Et. Seq. 410 ILCS 130/1, Et. Seq.

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