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Chicago Police Making More Arrests for Pot Than Issuing Fines

By Paul Gaita

Despite weed being decriminalized in the Windy City, cops are arresting more people on marijuana charges, especially in urban areas. MORE  

Memo from Brooklyn DA: Stop Prosecuting Low-Level Pot Arrests

By Paul Gaita

Kenneth P. Thompson has made proposals designed to cut down man hours while also trying to close the disparity between blacks and whites being arrested for possession. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 13, 2013

By The Fix staff

Spike in drug-dependent babies worries hospitals, death of town drunk devastates local cops, and marijuana vending machines will soon sweep the nation. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription drugs are a killer in Canada, marijuana arrests outnumber violent crime arrests, and Mob Wives star breaks omertà on her pill addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 4, 2013

By The Fix staff

Spanish thieves make off with tons of hash on New Years' Eve, Zambia battles drug addiction, and Frank Ocean is busted for pot possession.  MORE  

Every 42 Seconds, Someone Is Arrested for Pot

By May Wilkerson

A new report from the FBI shows just how high drug arrests in the US remain—even for marijuana possession. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 29, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Mexican election campaign ignores drug war, a 20,000-year-old bowl found in China may have brewed alcohol, and Snoop Dogg is (yet again) busted with pot. MORE  

DEA's Illegal Move Lets Smuggler Go Free

By May Wilkerson

Because a drug-runner was GPS-tracked illegally, 150lbs of weed can't be used in evidence—and he dodges 20 years in jail. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 24, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Small amounts of alcohol may slow development of dementia but more may speed it up, overdose rate in New Mexico jumps 61%, and Anderson Cooper calls plastic surgery addict "dreadful." MORE  

Video: Snoop Dogg Launches "Smokable Songbook"

By McCarton Ackerman

The rapper has developed a songbook of his lyrics made out of rolling papers. Yes, really. MORE  

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