City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake as amended in its entirety 12-17-2019 by Ord. No. 7600. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 158.
Cigarette sales — See Ch. 203.
Fines — See Ch. 248.
Minors — See Ch. 343.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CANNABIS
As defined in 720 ILCS 550/3(a), as amended.
POSSESSION LIMIT
As defined in 410 ILCS 705/10-10.
A person commits unlawful possession of cannabis if:
A. 
He/She, while in the City, has in his/her possession not more than 10 grams of cannabis or any substance containing cannabis except as otherwise provided in the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, 410 ILCS 705/1 et seq., or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/1 et seq.; or
B. 
A person age 21 or older, while in the City:
(1) 
Has in his/her possession not more than the statutory possession limit of cannabis or a substance containing cannabis in a place where cannabis possession is not permitted by 410 ILCS 705/10-35(a)(2); or
(2) 
Uses cannabis or any substance that contains cannabis in a place where cannabis use is not permitted by 410 ILCS 705/10-35(a)(3); or
(3) 
Smokes cannabis in any place where smoking is prohibited under the Smoke Free Illinois Act, 410 ILCS 82/1 et seq.
Any person convicted of a violation of any section of this article shall be fined as set forth in Chapter 248, Fines. Each violation shall be considered a separate offense; and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. Subsequent offenses shall be fined as set forth in Chapter 248, Fines.
First offense civil law violations set forth in this article may be satisfied without a court appearance by admitting to the violation and payment of $300, inclusive of all penalties, fee and costs, provided that such payment is made prior to the date on which such violation is scheduled for hearing.
Any defenses available under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, 410 ILCS 705/1 et seq.; 720 ILCS 550/11; and 410 ILCS 130/25 shall also be available as a defense to any violation charged under this article.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CANNABIS PARAPHERNALIA
Equipment, products, or materials intended to be used for planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, ingesting, or otherwise introducing cannabis into the human body.
Except as otherwise provided by the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/1 et seq., a person under the age of 21 commits unlawful possession of cannabis paraphernalia if he/she, while in the City, has in his/her possession any item of cannabis paraphernalia while also in possession of any amount of a substance containing cannabis.
Any person convicted of a violation of any section of this article shall be fined as set forth in Chapter 248, Fines. Each violation shall be considered a separate offense; and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. Subsequent offenses shall be fined as set forth in Chapter 248, Fines.
First offense civil law violations set forth in this article may be satisfied without a court appearance by admitting to the violation and payment of $300, inclusive of all penalties, fee and costs, provided that such payment is made prior to the date on which such violation is scheduled for hearing.
Any defenses available under 720 ILCS 600/4 and 410 ILCS 130/25 shall also be available as a defense to any violation charged under this article.