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Cómo la comunidad Latinx está celebrando este 4/20 en medio de una pandemia

Cómo la comunidad Latinx está celebrando este 4/20 en medio de una pandemia

Miluska Llerena, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Con el 4/20 aproximándose, personas de todas las edades esperan el día con ansias. Para los latinos, este día no es una excepción. En el 2019, el estado de Illinois aprobó la ley del uso recreacional del cannabis apoyando el crecimiento de dispensarios en Chicago.  Este 2020, en medio de...

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

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.

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 alone. Adding the other applicable taxes to that, the highest taxed cannabis products – those w...

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx talks expungement after Illinois cannabis bill

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx smiles during the Women's March in downtown Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

January 26, 2020

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx came to the Loop campus on Tuesday, Jan. 21 to speak with law students and professors alike about the decriminalization of cannabis in Illinois. The law that legalized recreational cannabis for adults over the age of 21 was put into place on Jan. 1. The flower’s...

DePaul event encourages attendees to rethink perceptions of drug use

“It’s not about getting people to stop,” said DePaul sociology professor Greg Scott, who organized and gave the lecture on the narrative surrounding drug usage. “It’s about meeting people where they are.”  

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2020

Legalization of cannabis in Illinois after decades of criminalization has spurred many to rethink their perceptions of drug use. DePaul University sociology professor Greg Scott offered a space for this evaluation in an open lecture on drug user advocacy this past Friday, Jan. 24.  His lecture, tit...

My first day of kindergarten – I mean weed legalization

Sunnyside dispensary in Lakeview.

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

On Jan. 1, 2020, recreational cannabis became legal in the state of Illinois. This new law legalizes the possession of 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of cannabis concentrate and 500 milligrams of THC-infused edibles for Illinois residents who are 21 and older.  As one of those 21 and up people, I...

Weeding out misconceptions about recreational cannabis in Illinois

Weeding out misconceptions about recreational cannabis in Illinois

Rebecca Meluch, Focus Editor

January 20, 2020

Illinois rang in the new year with the legalization of recreational cannabis for use and sale. On the morning of January 1, dispensaries were filled with customers and amongst college students. With legalization in effect, there are many facts and guidelines consumers must know, especially those tha...

OPINION: Weeding out potential employees with drug tests is outdated

OPINION: Weeding out potential employees with drug tests is outdated

Xavier Ortega, Photo Chief

January 20, 2020

With public opinion of the medicinal and recreational consumption of cannabis changing, many companies are sticking to their outdated ideas on what makes a “capable employee” by subjecting employees to drug tests to weed out the competition. In order for companies to be more progressive, while still m...

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 completely smoked out.  January 1, 2020 marked the day that more than 250 new laws went into effect in...

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

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.

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, in the early days of J.B. Pritzker’s tenure as governor, Illinois became the 11th state to app...

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