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How much time and resources are Chicago police spending on busts for low-level marijuana possession? In 2009 it added up to the equivalent of 71 full-time officers doing nothing else the entire year, according to Jody Weis, the Chicago police superintendent from 2008 to 2011. That’s on top of at least $78 million taxpayers cover for the court and jail costs that follow.