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Chicago Marijuana

City's First Medical Marijuana Clinic Overwhelmed With Calls

Posted 10.15.2013 | Chicago

It turns out a lot of Chicagoans really want to get their hands on some medical marijuana -- even though the state's new law legalizing it (under tigh...

Police Bust 'Elaborate' Marijuana Grow House In Quiet Suburb

Posted 01.31.2013 | Chicago

A 30-year-old suburban Chicago man was arrested Tuesday after police discovered a marijuana growing operation they called one of the biggest they'd ev...

Police Discover 2 Football Fields Worth Of Pot

Posted 10.03.2012 | Chicago

Police on Tuesday inadvertently stumbled upon two football fields worth of marijuana plants growing on Chicago's Southeast Side. According to the C...

Police Seize $265,000 Worth Of Synthetic 'Scooby Snax' Weed

Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police seized more than $200,000 worth of synthetic marijuana bound for Chicago packaged in foil packets labeled "Scooby Snax." Police say ...

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...

City's More Lenient Pot Law Goes Into Effect During Lollapalooza

Posted 08.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's biggest summer music festival hits Grant Park this weekend, and over the years it has developed a reputation for bringing a distinctly skunk...

Police Seize 16,000 Pounds Of Pot In City's Biggest Bust In 20 Years

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Authorities in Chicago on Thursday showed off eight tons of marijuana they found in a tractor-trailer, saying the drug seizure will help wi...

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...

City Committee Advances Rahm's Marijuana Ticketing Plan

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A City Council committee on Thursday advanced a proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to partially decriminalize the possession of small a...

Aldermen Not Yet Sold On Rahm's Marijuana Ticketing Plan

Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago

After Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his support behind a plan to partially decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana last week, se...

Rahm Backs Ticketing, Not Arresting Low-Level Pot Offenders

Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected on Friday to introduce a proposal that would allow police officers to issue tickets to individuals caught with ...

Marijuana In The City: A Primer On Chicago's Laws, Busts & Buzzkills

Posted 04.20.2012 | Chicago

Friday is 4/20! Do you know what that means? While many know these numbers have an affiliation with marijuana use, its origins had been the stuff o...

$6 Million Worth Of Marijuana Seized In South Side Bust

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police on Tuesday recovered over a ton of marijuana and cocaine estimated to be worth more than $6 million on the city's South Side. Police...

City Council Agenda: Marijuana, Plastic Bags, Homeless Rides & More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

It was a busy City Council meeting for Chicago aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday. The agenda included everything from talk of a plastic bag ba...

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...

Decriminalize It... Don't Criticize It

Joe Moreno | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

The police shouldn't be wasting their time arresting and processing people who are caught with an insignificant amount of marijuana. I'd rather see them on the streets, preventing violent crime and catching bad guys.

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...