ISP reacts to new pot law


ILLINOIS (WCIA) — So many questions remain about how the state will police legal marijuana come January 1. State police are now revealing their plan.

Though it won’t be a crime to use the drug, there are still guidelines in place to make sure people use it safely.

In addition to current methods used to regulate medical marijuana, state police will explore new options to make sure drivers don’t drive high. They’re looking into using saliva testing.

The agency is looking for feedback from other states which have implemented similar tests. They say the review in other states have been promising and using the testing here could be effective.

State police say they want to implement this method, not only for marijuana, but for all drugs including opioids. In the state, it will be legal to have up to 30-grams of cannabis, five grams of concentrate and 500 milligrams of THC.

Right now, the State Police Medical Marijuana Unit inspects every dispensary in the state. ISP says the unit will take over all cannabis regulation from here on out.


ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Thursday, Illinois State Police announced plans to enforce the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

ISP will chair the DUI Cannabis Task Force which will be comprised of public safety partners, subject matter experts and stakeholders.

The group will study and address concerns involving driving under the influence of cannabis and make recommendations to policy makers as well as enforce and educate regarding the issue in the interest of public safety.

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