43 percent of people released from Illinois prisons each year return to prison within three years. Darius Ballinger, the founding executive director of the mentoring nonprofit Chasing23, is trying to change that. He sat down with Soledad to explain how his nonprofit helps in Chicago.
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Team behind South Dakota's court-blocked recreational marijuana law in 2020 will try again
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Illinois is about to get its first marijuana lounge — and it's not in Chicago or the suburbs
For the first time in Illinois, cannabis smokers will be able to legally light up in public Saturday in a lounge specifically built for that purpose.
Clarence Page: Pot, politics, protests — yes, it must be time again for the Olympics
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First Full-Service Marijuana Delivery App Launches On Apple Store Following Policy Change
Apple has long restricted marijuana companies from conducting business on its app store. But following a recent policy change, the cannabis delivery service Eaze on Thursday announced that consumers ...
Illinois weed sales continue to sizzle at near-record $116 million in June
As entertainment avenues begin to reopen, recreational marijuana continues to sizzle in Illinois, with a near-record $115.6 million in sales for June.
The FBI Is Looking To Have A More Relaxed Cannabis Policy For Future Employee’s
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Illinois is about to get its first marijuana lounge. But it’s not in Chicago or the suburbs.
There have been discussions in Chicago and elsewhere in the state about opening consumption spaces, but the first will be in the tiny downstate city of Sesser, in a remodeled former bank. Despite a ...
Illinois weed sales remain strong at near-record $116 million in June
Illinois recreational weed sales remained strong in June at a near-record $116 million for the month, the state reported Thursday.
New SPLC Action Fund Polling: Mississippians’ Support for Ballot Initiatives & the Need to Fix Supreme Court’s Decision
Today, the SPLC Action Fund released a statewide poll of voters in Mississippi, conducted by Tulchin Research, finding overwhelming bi-partisan support for legislators and Governor Tate Reeves to fix ...
Middle Township introduces ordinance banning sale of recreational cannabis
The Township Committee on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would preliminarily ban recreational cannabis establishments, distributors and delivery services within the boundaries of the ...
Sha'Carri Richardson's Olympic suspension turns to heated debate on cannabis
Advocates are calling for a change within the Olympics world when it comes to marijuana following Sha'Carri Richardson's suspension.
Peoria group behind marijuana initiative petition
A Peoria-based organization calling itself Protect Graham County No to Drugs hopes to get an initiative placed on an upcoming election ballot that could tax marijuana sellers out of business.