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 A personified marijuana leaf shakes hands with a personified federal building. Marijuana is legal in some states but not at a federal level. (Aidan Renteria | Northern Star)

Marijuana should be federally legalized

By Emily Beebe, Senior Opinion Columnist | February 7, 2024

The smell of marijuana lingers in the air, and dispensaries scatter the state of Illinois. Smoking marijuana should be legalized at a federal level. Marijuana, weed, cannabis, pot, the devil’s lettuce, whatever individuals call it, it's popular....

A line of people wait outside the doors of Excelleaf before its grand opening. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Excelleaf grand opening promotes ‘high’ hopes for DeKalb

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | December 3, 2023

DeKALB – A soft drizzle and a cold winter morning didn’t stop a line of people trailing around Excelleaf’s building at 305 E. Locust St., anticipating their first purchase from DeKalb County’s first marijuana dispensary. At 9 a.m. Friday, Excelleaf...

The dispensary will be a new addition to the chain of dispensaries owned under nuEra Cannabis, which is one of the largest dispensary chains in Illinois. The DeKalb dispensary would add an additional store to the already existing 6 nuEra stores in Illinois.

Dispensary awaits license to sell cannabis in Junction Center

By Parker Otto | April 12, 2022
DeKalb is expected to get one or two dispensaries within the city. One is currently leasing a building but needs licensing to sell.
Medical Marijuana

Regulations limit use, selling of medical marijuana in DeKalb

By Stoney Stone | February 4, 2014

Locals have reservations about laws being considered to regulate medical marijuana.The proposed laws would be among the strictest of the states that allow for medical marijuana. The proposed laws were published so the public could comment before Friday.After...