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Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 30, 2017

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

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

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

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...