Unless you were sequestered with your bong for the last week, you’ve probably heard that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is supporting a plan to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The idea, he says, is to keep police officers on the street instead of taking hours to process arrests. It could also save taxpayers money.
The proposal had languished for months after being introduced last fall by Alderman Danny Solis. But in true Chicago fashion, now that the mayor’s aboard, the City Council is scheduled to take it up tomorrow and approve it as soon as next week.