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Covering national cannabis news, drug policy and criminal justice issues.

Drug crimes are leading cause of federal incarceration among young people| June 12, 2017

How medical canna-businesses transition to recreational markets | June 7, 2017

What Chicagoans think about legalizing marijuana | June 2, 2017

Marijuana is changing the healthcare landscape for senior citizens in the US | May 23, 2017

How many people are locked up for drug offenses in the US? | May 18, 2017

Cannabis as an exit drug: How pot helps some beat drug, alcohol addiction | May 16, 2017

Demonstrators march for marijuana legalization in Chicago | May 8, 2017

What does the US Drug Czar actually do? | May 1, 2017

7 common mistakes to avoid when growing cannabis | Apr. 24, 2017

Illinois medical cannabis advocates ‘silence the stigma’ | Apr. 21, 2017

Chicago cannabis supporters ‘smoked out’ in Logan Square on 420 | Apr. 21, 2017

It’s a big week for MDMA | Apr. 17, 2017

Reformers slam Trump’s likely drug czar nominee as ‘drug war extremist’ | Apr. 14, 2017

Hemp: The future of home construction? | Apr. 11, 2017

Illinois medical cannabis program ranks highest among all states | Apr. 7, 2107

How well does your state treat medical marijuana patients? | Apr. 4, 2017

Illinois medical cannabis patients weigh in on full legalization proposal | Apr. 3, 2017

Home cannabis cultivation, made easy | Mar. 27, 2017

With no federal guidelines, here’s how scientists are tackling marijuana safety testing | Mar. 22, 2017

The life of a marijuana reform bill | Mar. 13, 2017

Microdosing: Optimizing marijuana’s benefits with lower doses | Mar. 3, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubles down on marijuana opposition | Feb. 28, 2017

Congressional Cannabis Caucus urges feds to leave recreational states alone | Feb. 24, 2017

White House signals federal crackdown on recreational marijuana states | Feb. 23, 2017

Beyond the cannabis: The art and design of Illinois’ medical marijuana dispensaries | Feb. 22, 2017

Pro-marijuana lawmakers form congressional cannabis caucus | Feb. 16, 2017

DEA removes controversial marijuana information from website | Feb. 15, 2017

How Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch could impact marijuana policy | Feb. 1, 2017

Tips for successful cannabis investing in 2017 | Jan. 17, 2017

7 marijuana industry trends to watch in 2017 | Jan. 12, 2017

Marijuana sector gains little clarity from Jeff Sessions’ confirmation testimony | Jan. 11, 2017

Cannabis sales hit $6.7 billion in 2016, but industry uncertainty persists | Jan. 4, 2017

llinois pot laws: The legal, the decriminalized and the illegal | Dec. 21, 2016

DEA says it did not JUST ban marijuana extracts | Dec. 21, 2016

US senators push for marijuana industry banking protections | Dec. 15, 2016

DEA announces new drug code for marijuana extracts | Dec. 14, 2016

Medical pot advocates to DEA: Stop lying about marijuana health risks | Dec. 9, 2016

DEA defends marijuana’s Schedule I status in latest annual report | Dec. 8, 2016

If you’re poor in America, good luck getting medical marijuana | Dec. 5, 2016

Chicago dispensary launches Illinois’ first mobile marijuana discount app | Nov. 23, 2016

America’s cannabis industry: Where does it go from here? | Nov. 16, 2016

What does a Donald Trump presidency mean for marijuana reform? | Nov. 10, 2016

Meet the attorney leading Florida’s fight for medical cannabis | Nov. 8, 2016

Cannabis lawyer’s patient guide to applying for an Illinois medical marijuana card | Oct. 26, 2016

Drug violations still lead US arrests, FBI report shows | Oct. 10, 2016

Cannabis-infused sugar and next-generation marijuana edibles | Oct. 10, 2016

Scathing watchdog report criticizes DEA’s use of confidential informants | Sept. 29, 2016

Marijuana arrests hit 20-year low in 2015, but numbers remain high | Sept. 27, 2016

Oregon Health Authority gives sketchy parenting advice on how to talk about marijuana with kids | Sept. 26, 2016

Marijuana offenders get harsher criminal sentences than police who kill unarmed civilians | Sept. 21, 2016

Marijuana and bone health: Cannabis might be the next big thing in osteoporosis treatment | Sept. 7, 2016

More than 32K sign petition urging DEA not to schedule kratom | Sept. 1, 2016

DEA announces emergency drug scheduling of kratom | Aug. 31, 2016

Recreational pot prices are plummeting in Colorado | Aug. 31, 2016

Study: Men experience greater pain relief from smoking marijuana than women do | Aug. 24, 2016

Chicagoland cannabis dispensary to reimburse patients for state registration fees | Aug. 22, 2016

Jill Stein pushes marijuana reform platform | Aug. 18, 2016

Where the weed comes from: Peek inside one of Illinois’ secret medical cannabis farms | Aug. 12, 2016

These 5 states could be next to legalize marijuana | Aug. 4, 2016

Illinois medical marijuana ban on drug felons raises discrimination concerns | July 27, 2016

Italian farmers are planting hemp to decontaminate polluted soil | July 18, 2017

“Chicago Drug War Stories”: The War on Drugs runs deeper than public policy | July 15, 2016

7 ways the War on Drugs undermines public health and spreads disease | June 20, 2016

Marijuana massages are a big hit at this Chicagoland day spa | June 14, 2016

Top 26 marijuana opponents in the US Senate | June 10, 2016

“Chicago Drug War Stories”: Positive change is community driven | June 6, 2016

‘I bought weed legally for the first time!’ and other musings of a Denver tourist | June 1, 2016

Illinois physician talks cannabis medicine and US medical culture | June 1, 2016

10 things I learned about cannabis cooking at the NRA show | May 25, 2016

Cannabis cooking all stars head to Chicago for National Restaurant Association Show | May 23, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: People forget drugs are bad | May 13, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: A felony drug charge changes everything | May 12, 2016

Illinois marijuana dispensary to donate 10 percent of May proceeds to veteran amputees | May 9, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: Lawmakers have blinders on, like race horses | May 6, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: Innocent people are dying over this | May 5, 2016

‘Chicago Drug War Stories’: A new look at drug policy in action | May 5, 2016

Award-winning chef Mindy Segal’s gourmet marijuana edibles hit Illinois dispensaries today | Apr. 15, 2016

Medical cannabis obstacles shape advocacy-driven industry in Illinois | Mar. 29, 2016

Marijuana-specific PR firm denied financial services by QuickBooks | Nov. 23, 2015

130 top police leaders call to end mass incarceration | Oct. 22, 2015

Bernie Sanders is first major presidential candidate ever to support marijuana legalization | Oct. 14, 2015

Democratic Debate recap: Here’s what presidential candidates said about legalizing marijuana | Oct. 13, 2015

Medical marijuana cultivator makes historic debut as Chicago Marathon sponsor | Oct. 13, 2015

Marijuana helps broken bones heal ‘significantly’ faster, study finds | Oct. 12, 2015

Runner’s high triggers same brain receptors as marijuana | Oct. 7, 2015

Major American medical group calls for marijuana reclassification | Oct. 2, 2105

Cannabis may help end the painkiller epidemic, if we let it | Sept. 27, 2015

Remember that time Donald Trump argued to legalize all drugs? | Sept. 21, 2105

Kansas Supreme Court Justice likens marijuana crimes to sex crimes | Sept. 21, 2015

5 world faiths that use cannabis | Sept. 21, 2015

Americans say Congress members should pee in a cup to prove they’re not on drugs | Sept. 20, 2015


Chicago Sun-Times

Covering cannabis news, violent crime and homicides in Chicago and Illinois .

Rauner gets passing grade on pot policies | Oct. 31, 2016

A marijuana reporter walks into a pot shop | June 11, 2016

VIDEO: Amid city’s violence, 4 neighborhoods go years without a murder | June 27, 2015

PHOTOS: “Hoops standout” Tim Triplett homicide memorial | Apr. 27, 2015

VIDEO: Three shot dead and 37 wounded in Labor Day weekend gun violence | Sept. 2, 2014

Slain teacher did whatever it took to help, husband says | May 30, 2014


Homicide Watch Chicago 

Covering the lives and deaths of Chicago homicide victims.

VIDEO: Murder spike in trendy Logan Square | Apr. 14, 2015

VIDEO: Homicides up in typically quiet Ashburn | Apr. 5, 2015

Family: Slain football coach Alexander Villafane kept kids off the street | Feb. 17, 2015

Family: Slain Rayvon Little enjoyed basketball, reading | Feb. 5, 2015

Mother: I have no witness for justice for my son | Jan. 14, 2015

Family: Slain teen Michael Bloodson enjoyed arts, technology | Nov. 20, 2014

VIDEO: Homicide Watch Chicago, Marcus McCarty | Sept. 15, 2014

Family: Aspiring rapper Jeremiah Shaw fatally shot smoking a cigarette  | Sept. 2, 2014

VIDEO: Slayings on 79th street have some residents scared to go outside | Aug. 30, 2014

Mother: Slain father Kashif Tillis ‘had dreams of owning his own trucking company’  | Aug. 15, 2014

Family: Rogers Park community remember slain photographer Wil Lewis  | July 31, 2014

Friend: Slain businessman Damion Bryant ‘took care of a lot of people’  | July 30, 2014

Mentor: ‘It’s like he was born on a different path but got swallowed up in the streets’ | July 14, 2014

Family: Slain Jaynisha Schaffer was studying to be an architect | July 10, 2014

Girlfriend: ‘Seeing him in the hospital bed like that… made me feel numb’ | July 8, 2014

DATA ANALYSIS: Higher percentage of fatal stabbing victims are women | June 27, 2014

Friend: LaQuisha Hickman was a ‘loving mother and loyal friend’ | June 25, 2014

Brother: Damian Williams shot dead getting dinner in Austin | June 19, 2014

Mother: ‘When I went to the morgue….it sunk in what happened | June 18, 2014

Damian Williams killed in Austin area shooting | June 13, 2014

‘Only a coward would do this to a woman,’ boyfriend says of Carnesha Fort Murder  | June 11, 2014

Family: Preacher Charles Short, 51, killed returning from grocery | June 10, 2014

Prosecutors: Jerome Lofton fatally shot Darrien Jordan during North Lawndale argument | June 6, 2014

Grandmother: Slain teen Ja-Quez Williams wanted to be cop | June 4, 2014

Friend: Darrien Jordan shot dead during ‘crazy argument’ | June 4, 2014

Friend: Paul Carter would ‘give money to homeless people, drug addicts’ | May 28, 2014

Prosecutors: Anthony Bradley fatally shot Kenneth Barbour at close range in Woodlawn | May 23, 2014

Charges dismissed against aunt of girl accused of killing 14-year-old Endia Martin in Back of the Yards | May 23, 2014

Automobile enthusiast Eugene Matheny, 52, shot dead washing car in West Garfield park, family said | May 22, 2014

Prosecutors: Elvin Prince hit 17-year-old Kayshaun Hall with car after Ashburn shooting | May 21, 2014

Cubs parking attendant Jabari Davis ‘was loyal among wolves’ | May 14, 2014

Orlando Dominguez held without bond in murder of White Sox vendor Nicholas Ramirez | May 14, 2014

Fiance: Jeromy Ellis ‘worked hard to support me and my family’ | May 5, 2014

Prosecutors: Crystal Caffey fatally stabbed boyfriend Marvin Turner  Apr. 30, 2014

Uncle: Slain White Sox vendor Nicholas Ramirez loved baseball, ‘treated people well’ | Apr. 29, 2014

Demario Collins Fatally Shot in North Lawndale | Apr. 25, 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial for Nicholas Ramirez Outside His Brighton Park home | Apr. 25, 2014


Gapers Block

Covering Chicago politics, activism and social justice issues.

Tackling Violence with a Softer Side of Policing | Jun. 30, 2015

Chicago Mothers March to Remember Children Killed by Police | May 12, 2015

ACLU Report: Chicago Police Use Excessive Stop-and-Frisk on People of Color | Mar. 25, 2015

Chicago Organizers Seek Police Torture Reparations | Feb. 17, 2015

New Chicago Microlending Initiative to Aid South Side Businesses | Jan. 22, 2015

New Year, New Laws in Illinois | Jan. 2, 2015

Chicago to Ferguson: City Hall Sit-in Turns to Evening March Through the Loop | Nov. 26, 2014

Chicago Organizers Protest Lead-Contaminated Schools | Oct. 24, 2014

Chicago Students Want a Democratic School System | Aug. 26, 2014

Illinois AG Takes Aim at ComEd Rate-Hike Request | July 7, 2014

New Report Looks at Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Market Conditions | June 17, 2014

GMO Labeling Fails to Take Hold in Illinois, So Far | May 23, 2014

Chicagoans Commemorate May Day 2014 | May 2, 2014

United Students Against Sweatshops Pushes to Kick Teach For America off College Campuses | Apr. 22, 2014

Labor Board: Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize | Mar. 28, 2014

Chicago Teachers, Parents Say No to Over-Testing | Mar. 7, 2014

UIC Faculty Members Strike Over Contract Negotiations | Feb. 19, 2014

Northwestern Football Players Move to Unionize | Jan. 31, 2014

Chicago City Council Bans Indoor Use of Electronic Cigarettes | Jan. 16, 2014

Chicago Whole Foods Workers Strike for Thanksgiving Off | Nov. 27, 2013

Food, Bombs and Poverty Policy | Nov. 25, 2013

Chicago Residents are Fed Up with Petcoke Pollution | Nov. 7, 2013

Chicagoans Rally Against Mass Surveillance | Oct. 28, 2013

Bronzeville Organizers Seek Living Wages and Local Hiring Practices at Walmart’s Newest Chicago Store | Oct. 22, 2013

Environmental Activists Protest Fracking in Illinois |Oct. 21, 2013

Chicago Organizers Launch Movement to Take Back Chicago | Oct. 14, 2013

Illinois NORML, Yes We Cannabis : Dan Linn Profile | Oct. 8, 2013

Midwest Action Against Drones Protest Boeing Chicago Headquarters | Sept. 30, 2013

Charges Dropped for Anti-ALEC Activists | Sept. 20, 2013

Chicago Culinary Kids Initiative: Bringing Healthy Back | Sept. 13, 2013

The Fight for Education Justice Rages on in Chicago | Aug. 29, 2013

Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Rally for Congressional Action | Aug. 22, 2013

Why Did Chicago Police Attack ALEC Protesters? | Aug. 13, 2013

Chicago Rail Workers Strike Against Unfair Labor Practices  | Aug. 5, 2013

America’s #1 Populist Tips His Hat to Illinois’ Campaign Finance Reform Movement | July 26, 2013

Proposed Bill Paves Way for Water Privatization Boom in Chicago | July 16, 2013

Quinn Demands Stricter Provisions to Concealed-Carry Bill | July 3, 2013

Activists Protest CPS Mass Layoffs and Budget Cuts | June 18, 2013


The Red Line Project

Covering Chicago and Illinois news, politics and culture.

Chicago Shootings and Homicides Storify: Curating Seven Months of Chicago Gun Violence | Apr. – Dec. 2014

Analysis: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Rauner Party | Nov. 5, 2014

U.S. Senate: Durbin, Oberweis Square Off in Final Debate | Oct. 30, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Stick to Script in Final Gubernatorial Debate Before Elections | Oct. 21, 2014

VIDEO: View a Tattoo Artist’s Craft #ThroughGlass | Oct. 8, 2014

Rauner takes lead in spending, polls in Illinois’ costliest gubernatorial race | Sept. 2, 2014

Illinois Senate Race: Big Bucks vs. the Long Shot | Sept. 2, 2014

2014 Illinois Campaign Spending: Party Split | Sept. 2, 2014

Illinois Comptroller: Modest Spending in a Close Race | Sept. 2, 2014

VIDEO: Chicago Residents React to Campaign Finances in 2014 IL Governor’s Race | Aug. 19, 2014

CTA’s Belmont Bypass Gets Mixed Reviews at Open House | May 23, 2014

STORIFY: 2014 Illinois Primary Election Coverage | Mar. 18, 2014

Gun Laws, Youth Focus of Town Hall Meeting | Feb. 22, 2014

Dominick’s Turns Out the Lights on Chicago Locations | Dec. 29, 2013

Blue Line Renovations to Cut Commute Times | Dec. 8, 2013

Commuters Find New Red Line South a Smoother, Quicker Ride | Nov. 19, 2013

Progressive Caucus Hears City Budget Concerns | Nov. 2, 2013

Four @ 4 – Daily Aggregated News Updates {Assorted examples}| Jun. 5, 2014May 15, 2014Apr. 17, 2014Mar. 6 & 7, 2014Feb. 27, 2014Jan. 16, 2014


Additional Stories


VIDEO: Adjunct Agony – Uncertainty for Part-Time Professors | The DePaulia | May 31, 2015

VIDEO: Chicagoans March Against Monsanto | “Good Day DePaul” | May 24, 2014

VIDEO: Chicagoans Commemorate May Day |”Good Day DePaul” | May 1, 2014

VIDEO: Breaking Out – Chicago Recording Artists Talk Steps to Success |”Good Day DePaul” | Apr. 22, 2014

Campaign Finance: Rahm Emanuel’s got friends in high, Right places | Apr. 6, 2015

VIDEO: Teachable Protest: Father calls out alleged police abuses at Homan Square demonstration | Feb. 28, 2015

VIDEO: Homan Square protesters target alleged Chicago police ‘black site’ facility | Feb. 28, 2015

Wired Poaches Verge Deputy Editor to Cover Personal Tech | Jan. 21, 2015

That Awkward Moment When a Robot Replaces You in the Newsroom | Feb. 19, 2015

This is Why Philadelphia’s Gun Crisis Reporting Project Couldn’t Make it | Jan. 14, 2015

Communities in Transition: Journey Down Chicago’s South State Street – Interactive video map | Mar. 4, 2014

Love.com? : Online Dating and Relationships in the Digital Age | Feb. 11, 2014

STORIFY: Chicago Board of Education Charter Vote, #CPSBoard | Jan. 22, 2014

Punk Rock Journalist : Aaron Cynic Profile | Jan. 28, 2014

‘Strikesgiving’: Chicago Whole Foods Workers Strike for Thanksgiving Off – Video and slideshow | Nov. 27, 2013

Infographic Report: Economic Snapshot of New Illinois Veterans  | Nov. 12, 2013

STORIFY: US Drone Strike Kills Head of Pakistan Taliban | Nov. 2, 2013

Peer-to-Peer Outreach Programs Rise to Supplement Veteran’s Services – Oct. 14, 2013

Journalism Basics: Skills and Roles for Convergent Journalists | Sept. 30, 2013

Midwest Action Against Drones Set to Protest Boeing Chicago Headquarters – Sept. 24, 2013

Marijuana Concerns [LTE] | Chicago Tribune, Local VoicesSept. 18, 2013

 

Rethink Drug Policy to Lower Incarceration [LTE] | The Daily Herald | July 22, 2013