City of Columbia, IL
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Columbia 12-16-2019 by Ord. No. 3488 (Ch. 9.32 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever reference is made in this chapter to the "Illinois Cannabis Act" or the "Cannabis Act" it shall mean the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act of Illinois approved June 25, 2019, in force January 1, 2020 (410 ILCS 705/1-1 et seq.). All other words and phrases used herein shall have the same meanings as the same or similar words or phrases defined by and used in said Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, including the following:
ACT
The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act of Illinois approved June 25, 2019, as Public Act 101-0027.
ADVERTISE
To engage in promotional activities, including, but not limited to: newspaper, radio, internet and electronic media, and television advertising; the distribution of fliers and circulars; and the display of window and interior signs.
CANNABIS
Marijuana, hashish, and other substances that are identified as including any parts of the plant Cannabis sativa and including derivatives or subspecies, such as indica of all strains of cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and all other naturally produced cannabinol derivatives, whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction; however, "cannabis" does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted from it), fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant incapable of germination. "Cannabis" does not include industrial hemp as defined and authorized under the Industrial Hemp Act (505 ILCS 89/1 et seq.). "Cannabis" also means concentrate and cannabis-infused products.
CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT
A cultivation center, craft grower, processing organization, infusion organization, dispensing organization, or transporting organization.
CANNABIS CONTAINER
A sealed, traceable container, or package used for the purpose of containment of cannabis or cannabis-infused product during transportation.
DISPENSARY
A facility operated by a dispensing organization at which activities licensed by the Act may occur.
DISPENSING ORGANIZATION
A facility operated by an organization or business that is licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to acquire cannabis from a cultivation center, craft grower, processing organization, or another dispensary for the purpose of selling or dispensing cannabis, cannabis-infused products, cannabis seeds, paraphernalia, or related supplies under the Act to purchasers or to qualified registered medical cannabis patients and caregivers.
OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL
Ownership of at least 51% of the business, including corporate stock if a corporation, and control over the management and day-to-day operations of the business and an interest in the capital, assets, and profits and losses of the business proportionate to percentage of ownership.
PERSON
A natural individual, firm, partnership, association, joint-stock company, joint venture, public or private corporation, limited-liability company, or a receiver, executor, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place where a person could reasonably be expected to be observed by others. "Public place" includes all parts of buildings owned, in whole or in part, or leased by the State of Illinois or the City of Columbia. "Public place" includes all areas in a park, recreation area, wildlife area, or playground owned, in whole or in part, leased, or managed by the State of Illinois or the City of Columbia. "Public place" does not include a private residence unless the private residence is used to provide licensed child care, foster care, or other similar social service care on the premises.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to consume or use cannabis on the premises of a cannabis business establishment.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to operate any form of a cannabis lounge or similar type of establishment or for a retail tobacco store to allow on-premises consumption of cannabis.
C. 
It shall be unlawful to advertise cannabis or a cannabis-infused product in any form or through any medium:
(1) 
Within 1,000 feet of the perimeter of school grounds, a playground, a recreation center or facility, a child-care center, a public park, a public library, or a game arcade where admission is not restricted to persons 21 years of age or older;
(2) 
In or on a public transit vehicle or public transit shelter; or
(3) 
On publicly owned or publicly operated property.
D. 
It shall be unlawful to undertake any task under the influence of cannabis when doing so would constitute negligence, professional malpractice, or professional misconduct.
E. 
It shall be unlawful to operate, navigate or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while using or under the influence of cannabis.
F. 
It shall be unlawful to possess or use cannabis on a school bus or grounds of a pre-school, primary, or secondary school unless used by a qualifying patient or caregiver pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act (410 ILCS 130/1 et seq.).
G. 
It shall be unlawful to possess or use cannabis in a private residence used at any time to provide licensed child care or other similar social service care on the premises.
H. 
It shall be unlawful to use cannabis in any motor vehicle, in any public place or in any place where smoking is prohibited under the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/1 et seq.).
I. 
It shall be unlawful to facilitate the use of cannabis by a person not allowed to use cannabis under the Act.
J. 
It shall be unlawful to knowingly use cannabis in close proximity (within 15 feet) of anyone under the age of 21 who is not a registered medical cannabis patient under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act.
K. 
It shall be unlawful to grow cannabis unless authorized by the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act.
L. 
It shall be unlawful for a person who is 21 years or older and a resident of Illinois to possess more than:
(1) 
30 grams of cannabis flower;
(2) 
500 milligrams of THC contained in a cannabis-infused product; or
(3) 
5 grams of cannabis concentrate.
M. 
It shall be unlawful for a nonresident of Illinois to possess more than:
(1) 
15 grams of cannabis flower;
(2) 
250 milligrams of THC contained in a cannabis-infused product; or
(3) 
2.5 grams of a cannabis concentrate.
N. 
It shall be unlawful for a parent or guardian to knowingly permit his or her residence or any other private property under his or her control, or any vehicle under his or her control to permit the consumption of cannabis by a person under the age of 21.
O. 
Nothing herein shall prevent a private business from restricting or prohibiting the use or possession of cannabis on its property, including areas where motor vehicles are parked.
P. 
Nothing herein shall require an individual or business entity to violate the provisions of federal law.
The penalties under this chapter shall be as provided in the Municipal Code of the City of Columbia, Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.