Is Marijuana Addictive?With many states now pushing for the legalization of marijuana, its potential as an addictive substance is hotly debated. Advocates claim that the drug is not addictive, while opponents commonly label it as a gateway drug.
South Loop Traffic Stop Nets More Than $200K In DrugsOfficers in the Chicago Police Department’s Bicycle Unit pulled a man over after they saw him talking on a cellphone while at a stoplight in the South Loop during the Thursday evening rush hour, police said.
Gov. Rauner Kicks Marijuana Bills Back To Lawmakers, With ChangesIt's not clear whether state lawmakers will try to override the governor's action, which in part stiffens fines for pot possession.
Robbery Suspect, Teen Arrested In Search For Drugs At Elgin HomeA search of a northwest suburban home turned up drugs and ammunition Wednesday night, leading to the arrest of a 16-year-old boy as well as an Elgin man wanted in a separate armed robbery investigation.
Lake County Deputies Seize $230K, More Than 50 Pounds Of MarijuanaRoger L. Lambrecht, 43, was arrested in unincorporated Lake County after a specialized gang task force unit executed a search warrant at his home in the 31000 block of Pineview Boulevard, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.
Four Cops Charged With Lying Under Oath In Drug CaseFour police officers – three from Chicago, and one from Glenview – have been charged with felony perjury, for allegedly lying under oath in a drug case last year.
Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana Passed By Illinois LawmakersA bill that would decriminalize possession of a limited amount of marijuana is now in the hands of Gov. Bruce Rauner.
More Than 200 Pounds Of Pot Discovered When Police Respond To Domestic DisputeMaurice V. Mance, 45, is charged with production of cannabis, use of a weapon with an altered barrel, possession of cannabis, and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, according to Harvey spokesman Sean Howard.
Police Say Home-Based Pot Growing Operation Largest In Harvey's HistoryPolice in Harvey have found the biggest home-based pot growing operation in that south suburb's history, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Cook County Prosecutors To Focus On Treatment Over Prison For Small-Time Drug CasesState’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was scheduled to announce reforms to how her office handles minor drug cases, including dismissal of all future misdemeanor marijuana cases. The move also is expected to cover how prosecutors handle cases involving small amounts of other drugs; including ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.
Man Busted Again For Colorado-To-Chicago UPS Marijuana ShipmentColorado’s “green rush” has been nothing but a bust for Ryan Bailey. For the second time in about five years, Bailey is behind bars for allegedly opening a hefty package of marijuana that was shipped from Colorado to Chicago through the United Parcel Service.
Over A Ton Of Marijuana Found In Frozen Avocado ShipmentAuthorities found more than $10 million worth of marijuana last week, hidden in a shipment of frozen avocado pulp at a west suburban cold storage facility.
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