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Published: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:09:11 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:10:01 GMT


US IL: LTE: Restrict, Don't Increase, Access To Marijuana

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 06 Nov 2017 - An Oct. 28 letter to the Daily Herald advocated greater access to marijuana for people suffering chronic pain, citing a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). But if you visit the JAMA website and enter the search word "marijuana," you'll also see dozens of articles showing that marijuana can kill more than just pain: it can negatively impact things like cognitive function, moral clarity and the general health and well-being of users and their children and grandchildren. Another recent letter in the Herald, this one in Carolyn Hax's advice column, highlighted marijuana as a killer of ambition. Hax's correspondent told about her 20-something boyfriend, a daily user of marijuana who, among other things, hadn't driven his own car in two years simply because he had lost his car keys! A question, dear reader: when you were 20-somelthing -- maybe you still are -- would you have given up driving your car even for two days, let along two years, just because you couldn't find your keys?

US IL: Can Marijuana Rescue Coal Country?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 13 Aug 2017 - Johnsie Gooslin spent Jan. 16, 2015, tending his babies -- that's what he called his marijuana plants. More than 70 of them were growing in a hydroponic system of his own design. Sometimes, he'd stay in his barn for 16 hours straight, perfecting his technique.

US IL: 30 People Shot, 3 Fatally, In 18 Hours In Chicago

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 16 Jul 2017 - Thirty people were shot, three fatally, during a violent 18-hour period from Saturday to Sunday in Chicago, which included a police-involved shooting and an attack outside Mount Sinai Hospital. In the Lawndale neighborhood, a woman's voice echoed as she voiced her frustration at the scene of a double shooting that left a 31-year-old man dead and another man wounded.

US IL: Column: Trump Administration Blames Chicago's Violence On

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 03 Jul 2017 - OPIOID ADDICTION IS THE FAULT OF DRUGS? Chicago, I'm told, has a morality problem. That's what White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the other day when asked if violence in our city is related to easy access to guns.

US IL: 2 Accused Of Trying To Sell Pancake Mix To Cops In Drug Deal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 23 Jun 2017 - Two Elgin men were arrested after police said they tried to sell pancake mix in a drug deal with undercover officers. [Name redacted], 18, of the 600 block of Hampton Circle, was charged with four counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and one count of unlawful possession of a look-alike substance with intent to deliver, police said in a Facebook post Friday.

US IL: First Elephant Tranquilizer Charges Brought In Federal Court

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Sun-Times, 23 Jan 2017 - [Name redacted], is charged with selling about a kilogram of heroin mixed with carfentanil -- the elephant tranquilizer -- and another potent opioid, fentanyl. A grand jury has indicted a Cincinnati man on charges of selling an elephant tranquilizer in Chicago, the first time someone has been charged here with selling the drug -- which is used by narcotics dealers to boost the potency of heroin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

US IL: PUB LTE: Opioid Epidemic Is Real, Getting Worse

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 19 Jan 2017 - I am writing to you in regard to the article "New pitch made for alcohol, drug treatment center near Campton Hills." The opioid epidemic is a rather common in the U.S., but the opioid overdose statistics in Illinois have risen dramatically over a very short period of time, nearly 1,700 people in our state died from overdoses in 2014. This is a multifaceted problem, but our first step is destigmatization.

US IL: Traveling To Denver For Pot Clubs? Rules Are Still Up In The

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] Partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year's Eve party at a bar in Denver, celebrating the start of retail pot sales. Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places like restaurants, yoga studios and art galleries. Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November. (Brennan Linsley / AP) Denver has started work on the nation's first law allowing marijuana clubs and use in public places such as coffee shops or art galleries. But the details about what those pot clubs would look like are very much in the air. Here's what we know, and don't know, about the looming pot clubs headed to Denver:

US IL: Could Medical Marijuana Users Become Addicted To Pot?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 19 Jan 2017 - Depressed, withdrawn and coping with a death in the family, Joseph thought getting high would help him feel better. Instead, he said, his marijuana smoking grew into a daily habit that made him paranoid and constantly question how others saw him. He went days without going home, showering or eating much besides potato chips.