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Penalties

(410 ILCS 705/) Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

Section 45-5. License Suspension; Revocation; Other Penalties.

a) Notwithstanding any other criminal penalties related to the unlawful possession of cannabis, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Department of Agriculture may revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, issue cease and desist orders, refuse to issue or renew a license, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as each department may deem proper with regard to a cannabis business establishment or cannabis business establishment agent, including fines not to exceed:

1) $50,000 for each violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act by a cultivation center or cultivation center agent;

2) $10,000 for each violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act by a dispensing organization or dispensing organization agent;

3) $15,000 for each violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act by a craft grower or craft grower agent;

4) $10,000 for each violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act by an infuser organization or infuser organization agent; and

5) $10,000 for each violation of this Act or rules adopted under this Act by a transporting organization or transporting organization agent.

b) The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Department of Agriculture, as the case may be, shall consider licensee cooperation in any agency or other investigation in its determination of penalties imposed under this Section.

c) The procedures for disciplining a cannabis business establishment or cannabis business establishment agent and for administrative hearings shall be determined by rule, and shall provide for the review of final decisions under the Administrative Review Law.

d) The Attorney General may also enforce a violation of Section 55-20, Section 55-21, and Section 15 155 as an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.