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Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

Highland Park Doctor Charged With Issuing Phony Medical Marijuana Certification

As Illinois moves closer to allowing medical marijuana use, the state is warning people to avoid anyone who promises they can get you certified now. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports on a North Shore doctor accused of doing just that.

07/28/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Experts Discuss Benefits Of Cannabis At Navy Pier Conference

Medical professionals, lawmakers and activists are meeting at Navy Pier for the Chicago Cannabis Conference.

06/08/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Decriminalizing Pot A Bad Idea

While President Obama seems to be supporting some decriminalization of marijuana, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says it’s a bad idea.

01/21/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Could Mean Big Money For Illinois Residents

Before you know it, selling weed in Illinois will be legal as the state’s medical marijuana law takes effect in January. It’s expected to rake in $60 million the first year. Dorothy Tucker reports on the many ways you can cash in.

11/05/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Pot Law Puts Employers In Legal Gray Area

A human resources expert says issues of marijuana and the workplace are definitely headed for court, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/28/2013

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Rapper Lil Reese Charged With Cannabis Possession

Def Jam rapper Lil Reese was arrested and charged with cannabis possession Saturday, marking his third arrest since April.

07/14/2013

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Decision Looming On Marijuana Legalization In Illinois

Medical marijuana supporters are hoping the Governor will sign a bill in the coming weeks legalizing the drug for medical use.

07/03/2013

Armando Marentes /(Credit: Chicago Police)

Fight Erupts At High School After Theft Of Cannabis

A high school student was arrested Friday after a school fight due to him allegedly stealing cannabis from another student’s home.

03/10/2013

Brandon Biggs, 23, has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, possession of cannabis/candy with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. (Credit: Elmhurst Police)

Elmhurst Man Arrested For Selling Candy-Laced Cannabis

An Elmhurst man has been arrested for selling cannabis, some laced with candy, to customers in the western suburb.

01/18/2013

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High School Student Arrested, Suburban Drug Operation Taken Down

A 17-year-old high school student who police called “a major supplier of cannabis” to young people and high school students in west suburban Riverside was arrested and his drug operation taken down Friday.

08/04/2012

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Police Arrest 22 Gang Members In Drug Market Raids

The Chicago Police Department on Saturday announced that 22 alleged gang members were arrested and quantities of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis were seized during two drug market raids on Friday on the city’s South and West sides.

07/29/2012

Police found this five-foot alligator inside the home of a Cary man this week. (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Alligator Found During Drug Bust In Cary

Police got a bit of a surprise during a drug bust earlier this week.

10/14/2011

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Anonymous Tip Leads Cops To 7,000 Pounds Of Pot

An anonymous tip led police to a warehouse in the Englewood neighborhood and the discovery of about 7,000 pounds of cannabis hidden among pallets of cilantro.

10/11/2011

Juro Konstantinov is charged with drug and weapon offenses. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

During Eviction, Authorities Discover ‘Grow House,’ Weapons

Cook County sheriff’s officials evicting a Glenview man from his rental home on Wednesday learned the man had deeper legal problems: He was growing marijuana and sitting on a cache of firearms.

07/15/2011

Arnulfo Saldana (left) and Hugo Sanchez have been charged after police found them with more than 800 pounds of cannabis on the Southwest Side.

800 Pounds Of Pot Worth $2.5M Lands Two Men Behind Bars

Two men have been charged after police found them with more than 800 pounds of cannabis on the Southwest Side.

06/11/2011

Nearly $3.8 million worth of cannabis was found in this Indian Head Lane home in Joliet. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Bust $5 Million Cannabis Operation In Joliet

A police intelligence operation resulted in the discovery of a $5 million cannabis farming operation inside two Joliet homes, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Friday.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Father, Daughter Charged With Growing Pot

A West Suburban father and daughter are charged with growing pot in their home.

05/07/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Three Busted For 80 Pounds Of Cannabis In Car

For the second time this week, authorities in DuPage County have filed charges after uncovering drugs that were allegedly being shipped to the area from California.

04/19/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

$27M Of Cannabis Found In Moving Truck In Franklin Park

Authorities found three tons of cannabis — worth more than $27 million — in a moving truck in west suburban Franklin Park Friday morning.

04/09/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Police Bust Up Cannabis Grow Operation In West Side Apartment

A West Loop man is behind bars after police uncovered a cannabis grow operation inside his apartment Tuesday night.

03/02/2011

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