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Chicago Marijuana Laws

City's New Marijuana Ticketing Law Nets $98,000 In Fines

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 01.14.2013 | Chicago

Since the city of Chicago implemented its new marijuana ticketing law early last August, it has reportedly issued nearly 400 citations and netted near...

How Chicago Kind Of, Almost Decriminalized Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut & Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Chicago

Though it's still only about three-quarters of the way through, 2012 has already been a busy year for drug policy in Chicago. Of course, the headli...

City's First Marijuana Tickets Issued As New Pot Ordinance Debuts

Posted 08.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's brand new marijuana ticketing ordinance went into effect over the weekend, leaving 11 alleged pot smokers with a big bill to pay. Chicago...

Chicago to Decriminalize Marijuana

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago
Ethan Nadelmann

The Chicago City Council passed -- by a vote of 43 to 2 -- an ordinance today that will decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

City Council OKs Plan To Ticket Low-Level Marijuana Possession

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket people found with small amounts of marijuana inst...