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Marijuana Prosecution

Ryan J. Reilly

How A Pot-Worshipping Church Could Play Into The Hobby Lobby Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal government operation that placed an undercover agent in a small church in Hawaii wound up shutting down the institution, led t...

Charges Against Medical Marijuana Doctor Raise a Lot of Questions

Michael Komorn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Detroit
Michael Komorn

No other prescription or diagnosis is as scrutinized as a medical marijuana recommendation, despite doctors being tasked with control, regulation and administering thousands of other substances throughout their careers.

Federal Intelligence Agencies May Help Target Pot Growers

Andrew Becker | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco
Andrew Becker

Lawmakers soon may enlist the nation's spymaster to help fight Mexican drug traffickers and others who use federal land in California and elsewhere to grow marijuana.

Can Decriminalizing Marijuana Help Cash-Strapped Chicago?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Updated with Mayor Emanuel's comments When Mayor Rahm Emanuel took over, he immediately made it quite clear that he would do whatever it takes to g...

Aldermen On Board With Ticketing, Not Arresting Low-Level Marijuana Offenders

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Four Chicago lawmakers on Thursday are expected to announce their support of ticketing individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana in Cook Coun...

Cook County Spent $78 Million Last Year On Marijuana Arrests And Prosecutions

Chicago Reader | Posted by FGFM | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

Over the next few months, city and county officials will be mulling tax increases, layoffs, service cuts, and other stopgap measures as they try to pa...

Is Pot Prosecution A Waste Of Time And Resources In Cook County?

Chicago Reader | Posted by Sparky Malone | Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

It was July 26 in the Cook County misdemeanor court at Harrison and Kedzie, but it could have been any day. The docket's always heavy with marijuana c...