On Tuesday, June 25, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA) into law. The CRTA will take effect January 1, 2020. Here are some important things to know about cannabis in your condo building.

  • Illinois residents 21 years or older will be able to purchase up to: 30 grams of cannabis flower, edibles totaling 500mg of THC and/or five grams of concentrated THC products.
  • It is illegal to smoke or consume cannabis in a public place, in a motor vehicle, on school grounds, near an individual under 21 years of age, and near an on-duty school bus driver, police officer, firefighter or corrections officer.
  • Only an Illinois resident 21 years of age or older who is a registered qualifying patient under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act may cultivate cannabis plants, however a property owner or landlord may prohibit the cultivation of cannabis by a tenant.
  • Condo associations may prohibit or limit the smoking of cannabis within a unit owner's unit via their condominium instruments (declaration and bylaws) but may not otherwise restrict the consumption of cannabis by any other method within a unit owner's unit or the limited common elements.
  • Condo associations may restrict any form of consumption via their condominium instruments OR rules and regulations in the common elements.

For more information about Recreational Cananbis, see the following articles:

5 Things a Landlord Should Know About Recreational Cannabis in Illinois

The New “Reefer Madness”: Is Your Association Ready for the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Illinois?