marijuana http://tspr.org en Marijuana Cousin Winding Way Through General Assembly http://tspr.org/post/marijuana-cousin-winding-way-through-general-assembly Universities in Illinois may soon get the chance to research industrial hemp.&#160; <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=5085&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=79824&SessionID=85">HB5085</a> is weaving it's way through the legislature.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Hemp rope" data-attribution="Credit Emilian Robert Vicol" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/Ball-of-Hemp-Twine_31614-480x360__Flickr_-_Photo_Sharing%21_-_Mozilla_Firefox_5232014_34027_PM.bmp_.jpg" alt="" /><a Tue, 27 May 2014 15:08:14 +0000 Lee Strubinger 53876 at http://tspr.org Marijuana Cousin Winding Way Through General Assembly Drugs in Cookie Dough Leads to Arrests in Burlington http://tspr.org/post/drugs-cookie-dough-leads-arrests-burlington <p>Some Burlington teenagers are in trouble after adding a little something extra to some cookie dough in a home economics class... Marijuana. Thu, 01 May 2014 21:46:50 +0000 Jason Parrott 52508 at http://tspr.org Drugs in Cookie Dough Leads to Arrests in Burlington Illinois House Approves Marijuana Law http://tspr.org/post/illinois-house-approves-marijuana-law <p>Medical marijuana took a significant step on April 17 toward becoming law in Illinois.&nbsp; For the first time, it won approval in the House.</p><p>The vote was close (61-to-57), and lawmakers were vacillating until the last minute.</p><p></p><p></p><p>People who decided to support medical marijuana said they heard from constituents who told them it's the best way they've found to relieve their pain.</p><p>But others are worried about people abusing the system.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:28:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 32249 at http://tspr.org Illinois House Approves Marijuana Law Galesburg Mayor to Veto Marijuana Law http://tspr.org/post/galesburg-mayor-veto-marijuana-law <p>The recently approved marijuana ordinance in Galesburg has gone up in smoke.</p><p>The law would have allowed police to issue a ticket to those caught possessing up to 2.5 grams of pot. Offenders could pay a fine instead of going to court.</p><p>But Mayor Sal Garza will veto the measure and is recommending changes he feels will improve it.</p><p>The mayor wants to start an education program for those under age 18 who are caught with small amounts of marijuana. He also wants to increase the fine to cover the cost of implementing the program.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:58:56 +0000 Rich Egger 19784 at http://tspr.org Galesburg Mayor to Veto Marijuana Law