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410 ILCS 705/15-70
(410 ILCS 705/15-70)
Operational requirements; prohibitions.
(a) A dispensing organization shall operate in accordance with the representations made in its application and license materials. It shall be in compliance with this Act and rules.
(b) A dispensing organization must include the legal name of the dispensary on the packaging of any cannabis product it sells.
(c) All cannabis, cannabis-infused products, and cannabis seeds must be obtained from an Illinois registered adult use cultivation center, craft grower, infuser, or another dispensary.
(d) Dispensing organizations are prohibited from selling any product containing alcohol except tinctures, which must be limited to containers that are no larger than 100 milliliters.
(e) A dispensing organization shall inspect and count product received from a transporting organization, adult use cultivation center, craft grower, infuser organization, or other dispensing organization before dispensing it.
(f) A dispensing organization may only accept cannabis deliveries into a restricted access area. Deliveries may not be accepted through the public or limited access areas unless otherwise approved by the Department.
(g) A dispensing organization shall maintain compliance with State and local building, fire, and zoning requirements or regulations.
(h) A dispensing organization shall submit a list to the Department of the names of all service professionals that will work at the dispensary. The list shall include a description of the type of business or service provided. Changes to the service professional list shall be promptly provided. No service professional shall work in the dispensary until the name is provided to the Department on the service professional list.
(i) A dispensing organization's license allows for a dispensary to be operated only at a single location.
(j) A dispensary may operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. local time.
(k) A dispensing organization must keep all lighting outside and inside the dispensary in good working order and wattage sufficient for security cameras.
(l) A dispensing organization must keep all air treatment systems that will be installed to reduce odors in good working order.
(m) A dispensing organization must contract with a private security contractor that is licensed under Section 10-5 of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004 to provide on-site security at all hours of the dispensary's operation.
(n) A dispensing organization shall ensure that any building or equipment used by a dispensing organization for the storage or sale of cannabis is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
(o) The dispensary shall be free from infestation by insects, rodents, or pests.
(p) A dispensing organization shall not:
(1) Produce or manufacture cannabis;
(2) Accept a cannabis product from an adult use
cultivation center, craft grower, infuser, dispensing organization, or transporting organization unless it is pre-packaged and labeled in accordance with this Act and any rules that may be adopted pursuant to this Act;
(3) Obtain cannabis or cannabis-infused products from
outside the State of Illinois;
(4) Sell cannabis or cannabis-infused products to a
purchaser unless the dispensing organization is licensed under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, and the individual is registered under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program or the purchaser has been verified to be 21 years of age or older;
(5) Enter into an exclusive agreement with any adult
use cultivation center, craft grower, or infuser. Dispensaries shall provide consumers an assortment of products from various cannabis business establishment licensees such that the inventory available for sale at any dispensary from any single cultivation center, craft grower, processor, transporter, or infuser entity shall not be more than 40% of the total inventory available for sale. For the purpose of this subsection, a cultivation center, craft grower, processor, or infuser shall be considered part of the same entity if the licensees share at least one principal officer. The Department may request that a dispensary diversify its products as needed or otherwise discipline a dispensing organization for violating this requirement;
(6) Refuse to conduct business with an adult use
cultivation center, craft grower, transporting organization, or infuser that has the ability to properly deliver the product and is permitted by the Department of Agriculture, on the same terms as other adult use cultivation centers, craft growers, infusers, or transporters with whom it is dealing;
(7) Operate drive-through windows;
(8) Allow for the dispensing of cannabis or
cannabis-infused products in vending machines;
(9) Transport cannabis to residences or other
locations where purchasers may be for delivery;
(10) Enter into agreements to allow persons who are
not dispensing organization agents to deliver cannabis or to transport cannabis to purchasers;
(11) Operate a dispensary if its video surveillance
equipment is inoperative;
(12) Operate a dispensary if the point-of-sale
equipment is inoperative;
(13) Operate a dispensary if the State's cannabis
electronic verification system is inoperative;
(14) Have fewer than 2 people working at the
dispensary at any time while the dispensary is open;
(15) Be located within 1,500 feet of the property
line of a pre-existing dispensing organization, unless the applicant is a Social Equity Applicant or Social Equity Justice Involved Applicant located or seeking to locate within 1,500 feet of a dispensing organization licensed under Section 15-15 or Section 15-20;
(16) Sell clones or any other live plant material;
(17) Sell cannabis, cannabis concentrate, or
cannabis-infused products in combination or bundled with each other or any other items for one price, and each item of cannabis, concentrate, or cannabis-infused product must be separately identified by quantity and price on the receipt;
(18) Violate any other requirements or prohibitions
(q) It is unlawful for any person having an Early Approval Adult Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization License, a Conditional Adult Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization, an Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, or a medical cannabis dispensing organization license issued under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act or any officer, associate, member, representative, or agent of such
licensee to accept, receive, or borrow money or anything else
of value or accept or receive credit (other than merchandising
credit in the ordinary course of business for a period not to
exceed 30 days) directly or indirectly from any adult use
cultivation center, craft grower, infuser, or transporting
organization in exchange for preferential placement on the dispensing organization's shelves, display cases, or website. This includes anything received or borrowed or from any stockholders, officers, agents, or persons connected with an adult
use cultivation center, craft grower, infuser, or
(r) It is unlawful for any person having an Early Approval Adult Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization License, a Conditional Adult Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization, an Adult Use Dispensing Organization License, or a medical cannabis dispensing organization license issued under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program to enter into any contract with any person licensed to cultivate, process, or transport cannabis whereby such dispensing organization agrees not to sell any cannabis cultivated, processed, transported, manufactured, or distributed by any other cultivator, transporter, or infuser, and any provision in any contract violative of this Section shall render the whole of such contract void and no action shall be brought thereon in any court.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19; 102-98, eff. 7-15-21.)