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Adult Man Buying Cannabis Buds at Small Cannabis Store.

City to vote on cannabis zoning regulations

By Noah Johnson | October 13, 2019

DeKALB­­ — The DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of proposed cannabis zoning regulations during the Oct. 9 meeting.The regulations will be voted on by the City Council at a later date.This comes after City Council members expressed...

How will recreational marijuana affect the NIU community?

By Noah Johnson | August 27, 2019

With Gov. J.B. Pritzker signing House Bill 1438 in June, the long-standing era of marijuana prohibition will come to an end for the state of Illinois starting Jan. 1.   The bill aims to regulate and tax cannabis in a similar manner to alcohol, while...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Six arrested when DeKalb police find meth being used, sold in hotel room: cops

By Northern Star staff | January 15, 2015

Six people face drug charges after DeKalb police learned meth was being sold out of a hotel room, according to a police news release.DeKalb police received a tip that meth was being used and sold in a DeKalb hotel room. Officers stopped a vehicle leaving...

Football player charged with pot, put on suspension

By Northern Star Staff | November 11, 2013

A football player has been suspended after being charged with possessing pot.Angelo J. Sebastiano, 21, of Boca Raton, was charged with possession of cannabis 30 grams and under Wednesday.A NIU Athletics spokesperson said the redshirt sophomore has been...

Locals arrested after police find pot

By Northern Star Staff | November 4, 2013

A food delivery driver and two others were arrested after officers discovered 200 grams of pot in the driver’s car.At 1:25 a.m. Saturday, DeKalb police received a call from a person who said a local delivery driver was in fear of being shot. The delivery...

Cops: Man threatened to kill other over pot theft

By Northern Star staff | November 4, 2013

A food delivery driver and two others were arrested after officers discovered 200 grams of pot in the driver’s car.At 1:25 a.m. Saturday, DeKalb police received a call from a person who said a local delivery driver was in fear of being shot. The delivery...

Pot Suckers

By Olivia Willoughby | October 24, 2011

Pot Sucker: shaped like a marijuana leaf, tastes like a sour apple. While these candies do not carry the marijuana drug inside them, some students thought the product was misleading and promoted the wrong message to children. "The name sounds ridiculous,"...

Taxing marijuana is the solution to Ill financial problems

By Letter Writer | February 25, 2011

Illinois’ executive branch is currently not pleasing anyone. After a raise in income tax, we still see cuts in public interest spending. Our state must be in a really sticky situation if the executive branch has decided to turn to such an unpleasant...

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