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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Minneapolis MayDay Parade in 2017, organized by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, marches along Bloomington Ave.

Opinion: Legal protection for cannabis needs to be extended to hiring practices

Michael Boland, Contributing Writer September 25, 2022

While many states have legalized recreational cannabis use, most states still allow employers to discriminate against employees for their choice to use. In the U.S., 19 states along with Washington...

Directora ejecutiva de Illinois Women in Cannabis Jocelyn Amor Montes de Oca en las officinas 2112.

La industria canábica tiene más que ofrecer para las mujeres

Jocelyn Diaz, Contributing Writer May 8, 2022

Illinois Women in Cannabis (IWC) es una organización sin fines de lucro que brinda oportunidades educativas y de trabajo en red dentro de la industria del cannabis. En 2020, Amor Montes de Oca se unió...

Wake n Bakery, located in Lakeview, offers CBD and THC-infused coffee, baked goods and other classic treats.

Wake n’ Bakery offers delicious baked goods—and might get you baked, too

Jocelyn Soto, Contributing Writer November 15, 2020

We all have dreams, some of which we are able to accomplish and others that sometimes, unfortunately, need to be put on hold. During the Covid -19 pandemic, many people lost their jobs and hobbies that...

Danielle Larson, manager of CBD Kratom in Lakeview, gives customers the sales pitch on the stores products.

Is CBD just a money-making hoax?

Carolyn McCabe, Contributing Writer April 15, 2020

Years ago, the idea of putting a byproduct of marijuana on one’s body would have been laughable , but today, CBD dominates the health and self-care industries. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical...

In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.

Legal weed prices remain high, sending some back to illicit dealers

Hank Mitchell, Contributing Writer March 8, 2020

Recreational annabis is legal now, but that hasn’t changed the way some people purchase their weed.  Sales taxes on cannabis are currently very high, some products having a 25 percent tax by the state...

Chicagoans swarm dispensaries in first week of recreational cannabis sales

Chicagoans swarm dispensaries in first week of recreational cannabis sales

Shane René and Mackenzie Murtaugh January 12, 2020

By 6 a.m. on New Year’s day, thousands were already lined up outside the many newly-minted recreational cannabis dispensaries across the state. Less than 12 hours later, most Chicago dispensaries were...

Cannabis arrests plummet in Illinois 5 largest suburbs

Cannabis arrests plummet in Illinois’ 5 largest suburbs

Associated Press December 28, 2019

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Cannabis arrests dropped significantly in Chicago's largest suburbs, a change many say is caused by decriminalization and a change of attitude toward the drug. Although recreational...

Where you’ll be able to buy recreational cannabis in Chicago area Jan. 1

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2019

As the world celebrates the start of a new decade on Jan. 1, cannabis users in Chicago and across the state of Illinois will also celebrate the long-awaited end of cannabis prohibition.   This year,...

Letter from the Editor: With the 4/20 Issue, The DePaulia brings you a modern take on marijuana

Letter from the Editor: With the 4/20 Issue, The DePaulia brings you a modern take on marijuana

Benjamin Conboy, Editor in Chief April 15, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker campaigned on legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Illinois. He argued that the tax revenue brought in from it could help fill the gaping holes in our state’s budget and begin...

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor April 15, 2019

In 2017, 2,202 families in Illinois felt the immediate effects of the opioid epidemic that has consumed the nation. Over 2,000 Illinois residents died in opiate related drug overdoses in that year, a rate...

The Zen Den in River Grove, Illinois where Pete Rivers blows and sells glass and vape products to cannabis lovers.

Zen and the art of glass blowing

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2019

In a small shop on a busy street in River Grove, Pete Rivers is dancing a mesmerizing ballet around a torch spitting a 2-foot-long, 3000-degree flame. Rivers is a glassblower. Today, he’s making a bubbler,...

The trials and tribulations of being a dope-smoking dorm-dweller at DePaul

The trials and tribulations of being a dope-smoking dorm-dweller at DePaul

Shane Rene, Managing Editor April 15, 2019

Nobody likes to end a holiday in handcuffs. Few things kill the mood like listening to your Miranda rights read aloud.    For those who mark April 20 on their calendars in anticipation of a ceremonial...

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