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Despite permissive new laws, marijuana still illegal at federal level

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy under which it would not be taking any action to block the implementation of new laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington. Prior to the announcement, of course, there had been some ambivalence about how the federal government would respond to the new laws, since the drug will continue to remain illegal under federal law.

West Lawn man charged with drug possession after apartment search

Earlier this month, Chicago police reportedly found a man in the West Lawn neighborhood who led them to a hefty stash of illegal drugs. The man had apparently been beaten and tied up blocks from his home, where police found 170 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana. According to the 33-year-old, an individual had kidnapped and beat him while he was walking near his home.

Former Bears receiver hit with marijuana charge

David Terrell, former receiver for the Chicago Bears, was charged with battery and marijuana charges in Chicago last month. Officer reportedly arrested Terrell after they received a report of people smoking marijuana in public. Terrell and two others were reportedly caught in plain sight with materials for packaging and distributing narcotics.

Man arrested for drug possession at O’Hare

A total of 85 pounds of Khat, an indigenous plant native to northern African and the Arabian Peninsula was recently found in the belongings of a Minnesota man at O’Hare Airport over the weekend. The 20-year-old had reportedly been on a British Airways flight to Chicago. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found 24.4 kilograms of the drug in one suitcase, and 15.1 kilograms in another suitcase.

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