State’s attorney Anita Alvarez says her office will try to send people caught with small amounts of cannabis and hard drugs into treatment instead of jail.
A political ploy is also a sensible drug reform.
A new stance on pot can lead the nation’s retreat from its misguided drug war.
Suddenly it’s election season again—and swimming season too.
Drew Hunt’s favorite films of 2013
Noting the under-the-radar release of Saul Schwarz’s feature about the narcocorrido music business
Noting new and notable movies playing in Chicago between August 9 and 15
In Johnnie To’s Drug War, the master of the violent showdown weaves a tapestry in code.
Chicago police are busting fewer people for marijuana offenses—but only in certain neighborhoods
How Chicago said yes to pot
Image indy_slug via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Mick Dumke usually does these posts, but he reached his marijuana news quota a few days ago, so I’m taking over this week. Let’s find out how America’s limitless tax dollars are being used!
Maybe this explains why people aren’t using the postal service like they used to: Middletown police say the search is over for the main suspect who was attempting to receive more than 56 pounds of marijuana through the mail. Theodore Freeman, Jr., 43, walked into police headquarters Monday and turned himself in on drug charges, […]
Yet another reason to use GPS, from the Patch site in Wilton, Connecticut: Kristine Marie Rodak, 21, of Garrison, NY , Zachary Seeip, 18, of Wappingers Falls, NY and Colin Budds, 23, of Cortland Manner NY were charged with possession of marijuana of less than 4oz and possession of drug paraphernalia on June 4, according […]
In April state legislators John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford called for the national guard to help Chicago police fight violence. Now they’re going even further, saying some Chicagoans get better policing than others and arguing in favor of decriminalizing pot.
Fact-based legal drama “American Violet” has a free preview screening Tuesday.