Restrictions Still Coming with New Cannabis Law


Marijuana was legalized by the State of Illinois last week, but the new law still has limits.

According to a press release by the Monmouth Police Department, Cannabis can only be consumed in private residences or on private property out of view of the public eye. Cannabis cannot be consumed in a public place and it is illegal to transport unless it is in a sealed, odor-proof, and child resistant container.

Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer says the City is preparing for the new law.

“We do have city ordinances that pertain to some of this. We’re having to develop some new city ordinances that pertain to the new laws and they will be coming out shortly. And that’s what we’ll be using to enforce the new cannabis laws”

In Illinois, it is now legal for persons over the age of 21 to possess 30 grams of cannabis, cannabis-infused products containing up to 500 milligrams of THC, and five grams of cannabis concentrate.

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