Amended Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act could pass this week. Here are a few of the changes. Bonus we have a redline for you.

Senator Steans introduced a new version of the proposed Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act yesterday. This one looks like it’s going to make it and the Senator deserves a hearty congratulations on the thing as some criminal justice reform elements to the bill required tweaking to win support of state Republicans and it looks like that has happened.

Thankfully we are still in the process of our series on the new bill, so not too much work will go into addressing differences from our older entries – one important change is the home-growing right. It looks like that was changed for some reason and only those people who are licensed under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (can the next order of business be changing the name and removing “Pilot”?) are going to get to home grow. Which is, honestly, a travesty for can-do millenials who want to try their hand at cultivation.

Apologies for the brevity, but with 611 pages, it’s going to take a little while to get through it all.

You can find the new bill in PDF form here.

Here is a word version of a comparison. (which may be easier to read).

And here is a PDF Comparison.


Ashley Brandt

Hi there! I’m happy you’re here. My name is Ashley Brandt and I’m an attorney in Chicago representing clients in the Food and Beverage, Advertising, Media, and Real Estate industries. A while back I kept getting calls and questions from industry professionals and attorneys looking for advice and information on a fun and unique area of law that I’m lucky enough to practice in. These calls represented a serious lack of, and need for, some answers, news, and information on the legal aspects of marketing and media. I've got this deep seeded belief that information should be readily available and that the greatest benefit from the information age is open access to knowledge... so ... this blog seemed like the best way to accomplish that. I enjoy being an attorney and it’s given me some amazing opportunities, wonderful experiences, and an appreciation and love for this work. I live in Chicago and work at an exceptional law firm, Goldstein & McClintock, with some truly brilliant people. Feel free to contact me at any time with any issues, comments, concerns… frankly, after reading this far, I hope you take the time to at least let me know what you think about the blog and how I can make it a better resource.

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