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Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Propelled by a statewide budget crisis and a rapid shift in the perception of marijuana, Illinois lawmakers introduced two new bills in March that aim to legalize the often-maligned drug for recreational use by adults and to regulate its sale through taxation. Should a bill pass in eit...

Police Blotter: Man arrested after 31 grams of marijuana found in car

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Police arrested a Chicago man Sunday after officers found 31 grams of marijuana in his car, police said. At about 11:55 p.m., police stopped a driver after he made a right turn without using his turn signal, Evanston police...

Evanston man sentenced to 8 years in prison for marijuana distribution, money laundering

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

August 26, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for distributing more than a thousand kilograms of marijuana and laundering the proceeds through luxury car purchases and property leases. Jonathan Tankson, 32,...

Out-of-state visitors to Colorado increasingly going to emergency room due to marijuana use, Northwestern study finds

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 28, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Marijuana-consuming visitors to Colorado are increasingly ending up in the emergency room, a new Feinberg School of Medicine study found. Colorado has allowed sale of marijuana to individuals age 21 and older in retail di...

Police Blotter: Elmwood Park man arrested for marijuana possession

Joanne Lee, Reporter

October 20, 2015

Filed under City, Crime

A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday night in connection with marijuana possession. The man was in the backseat of a car stopped by police on Oct. 15 at about 8:30 p.m. for a traffic violation near the intersection of As...

Acosta: Legal drugs can be more dangerous than illegal drugs

Pedro Acosta, Columnist

February 3, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Imagine a sober society that has just been introduced to alcohol and, as they accept this new substance into their culture, they also accept the consequences. As alcohol becomes embedded in this once clear-headed society, more...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern should re-examine cannabis policies on Ski Trip

Daniel Hurwitz

November 24, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

If you haven’t heard yet, cannabis is legal by Colorado state law and has been since the end of 2012. Since then, state officials, activists and private entrepreneurs have been busy creating a regulatory framework to ensure...