Illinois Marijuana Laws

WSJ Team January 6, 2011 0

Possession

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

2.5 g or less

Misdemeanor

30 days*

$1,500

2.5 to 10 g

Misdemeanor

6 months*

$1,500

10 to 30 g

Misdemeanor

1 year*

$2,500

30 to 500 g (first offense)

Felony

1 – 3 years

$25,000

30 to 500 g (subsequent offense)

Felony

2 – 5 years

$25,000

500 to 2,000 g

Felony

2 – 5 years

$25,000

2,000 to 5,000 g

Felony

3 – 7 years

$25,000

More than 5,000 g

Felony

4 – 15 years

$25,000

Notes*

*Eligible for 24 month probation with first conviction, dismissal of charges upon completion of probation.

Cultivation

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

5 plants or less

Misdemeanor

1 year*

$2,500

5 to 20 plants

Felony

1 – 3 years*

$25,000

20 to 50 plants

Felony

2 – 5 years*

$25,000

More than 50 plants

Felony

3 – 7 years

$100,000

Notes*

*Eligible for 24 month probation with first conviction, dismissal of charges upon completion of probation.

Sale or Trafficking

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

2.5 g or less
In school zone

Misdemeanor

6 months*
1 year*

$1,500
$2,500

2.5 to 10 g
In school zone

Misdemeanor
Felony

1 year*
1 – 3 years*

$2,500
$25,000

10 to 30 g
In school zone

Felony
Felony

1 – 3 years*
2 – 5 years*

$25,000
$50,000

30 to 500 g
In school zone

Felony
Felony

2 – 5 years
3 – 7 years

$50,000
$100,000

500 to 2,000 g
In school zone

Felony
Felony

3 – 7 years
4 – 15 years

$100,000
$200,000

2,000 to 5,000 g

Felony

4 – 15 years

$150,000

More than 5,000 g

Felony

6 – 30 years

$200,000

Traffic more than 2,500 g across state lines

Felony

Double Penalty

Double Penalty

Sale to minor 3 years younger than seller

Felony

Double Penalty

Double Penalty

Notes*

*Eligible for 24 month probation with first conviction, dismissal of charges upon completion of probation

*Any conviction can cause additional fine of full street value

State Regulations

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research

Drugged Driving

This state has a zero tolerance drugged driving law enacted

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