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Full Text of HB4889  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/18/2020, by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski


410 ILCS 705/55-20

    Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Provides that specified provisions prohibiting advertisement of cannabis or cannabis-infused products do not apply to newspapers.

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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act is amended
5by changing Section 55-20 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 705/55-20)
7    Sec. 55-20. Advertising and promotions.
8    (a) No cannabis business establishment nor any other person
9or entity shall engage in advertising that contains any
10statement or illustration that:
11        (1) is false or misleading;
12        (2) promotes overconsumption of cannabis or cannabis
13    products;
14        (3) depicts the actual consumption of cannabis or
15    cannabis products;
16        (4) depicts a person under 21 years of age consuming
17    cannabis;
18        (5) makes any health, medicinal, or therapeutic claims
19    about cannabis or cannabis-infused products;
20        (6) includes the image of a cannabis leaf or bud; or
21        (7) includes any image designed or likely to appeal to
22    minors, including cartoons, toys, animals, or children, or
23    any other likeness to images, characters, or phrases that



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1    is designed in any manner to be appealing to or encourage
2    consumption by persons under 21 years of age.
3    (b) No cannabis business establishment nor any other person
4or entity shall place or maintain, or cause to be placed or
5maintained, an advertisement of cannabis or a cannabis-infused
6product in any form or through any medium:
7        (1) within 1,000 feet of the perimeter of school
8    grounds, a playground, a recreation center or facility, a
9    child care center, a public park or public library, or a
10    game arcade to which admission is not restricted to persons
11    21 years of age or older;
12        (2) on or in a public transit vehicle or public transit
13    shelter;
14        (3) on or in publicly owned or publicly operated
15    property; or
16        (4) that contains information that:
17            (A) is false or misleading;
18            (B) promotes excessive consumption;
19            (C) depicts a person under 21 years of age
20        consuming cannabis;
21            (D) includes the image of a cannabis leaf; or
22            (E) includes any image designed or likely to appeal
23        to minors, including cartoons, toys, animals, or
24        children, or any other likeness to images, characters,
25        or phrases that are popularly used to advertise to
26        children, or any imitation of candy packaging or



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1        labeling, or that promotes consumption of cannabis.
2    Paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection (b) do not
3apply to a newspaper, as defined in Section 5 of the Notice By
4Publication Act.
5    (c) Subsections (a) and (b) do not apply to an educational
7    (d) Sales promotions. No cannabis business establishment
8nor any other person or entity may encourage the sale of
9cannabis or cannabis products by giving away cannabis or
10cannabis products, by conducting games or competitions related
11to the consumption of cannabis or cannabis products, or by
12providing promotional materials or activities of a manner or
13type that would be appealing to children.
14(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)