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Cannabis Possession

Cannabis Possession Resources
  • Roosevelt University Study (PDF)
      Patchwork Policy: An Evaluation of Arrests and Tickets for Marijuana Misdemeanors in Illinois by the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy and the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs, Roosevelt University, May 2014.

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Ordinances

News Items
  • Chicago Tribune: Illinois House moves toward decriminalizing marijuana possession
      Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would result in a fine instead of arrest under a measure the Illinois House approved Thursday. Low-level cannabis possession would go from a crime with fines of up to $2,500 and up to a year in jail to be more like a traffic ticket: no court time and a fine of up to $125. The measure would apply to people caught with 15 grams or less, the equivalent of about 25 cigarette-size joints.