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Illinois Senate passes bill that would ban police from searching cars over marijuana odor

(The Center Square) – Senate Democrats in Springfield have advanced legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from conducting vehicle searches based on the smell of marijuana. With recreational marijuana now legal in Illinois for roughly the past three years, individuals also would no longer be required to store marijuana in an odor-proof container as they […]

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Colorado man arrested after state police find him trafficking cannabis in McHenry County

A state police task force arrested a Colorado man who allegedly had over 5,000 grams of cannabis while driving on Interstate 90 in McHenry County on Wednesday. The Illinois State Police District 15, Support Services Command Criminal Patrol and North Central Narcotics Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle around 11:19 a.m. Wednesday. […]

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Man from Mexico arrested after police find 6 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop in Libertyville

Officers arrested a Mexican national last week after discovering six pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Libertyville, authorities said. Irving E. Galvez-Ruiz, 28, of the 200 block of Laguna De Pastores in Colima, Mexico, was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver 2000-5000 grams of cannabis and unlawful possession […]

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McHenry County to expunge almost 1,900 misdemeanor marijuana convictions

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has announced they are expunging nearly 1,900 low-level cannabis convictions. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally filed a petition on Monday to vacate and expunge certain cannabis convictions following the newly created Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which was signed into law in June by Governor JB Pritzker. The […]